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Sidney Rice | Wide Receiver

Team: Seattle Seahawks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/1/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 202
College: South Carolina
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Sidney Rice has retired from the NFL after seven seasons.
Rice is just 27 years old, and theoretically should be in the prime of his career. But Rice has missed a total of 31 games in his seven seasons. He's reportedly retiring because of a history of concussions. Rice was knocked out a number of times in his playing career and also was trying to return from a torn ACL. What once looked like a promising career after an 83-catch, 1,312-yard, 8-touchdown 2009 season with the Vikings has ended in sad fashion. Rice caught a total of 243 passes for 3,592 yards and 30 scores. He went to one Pro Bowl. Jul 23 - 3:59 PM

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ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount considers Sidney Rice the "odd man out" at receiver entering training camp.

Blount left Rice off his initial 53-man roster projection. Rice doesn't contribute on special teams and has lost a considerable amount of explosion after numerous injuries. If he's not a top-three receiver, Rice doesn't bring much to the team. He's competing with rookie Kevin Norwood and special teamer Ricardo Lockette for a roster spot. Rice brings zilch to the table in terms of fantasy value.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 20 - 11:33 AM

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll expects Sidney Rice (knee) to be ready for training camp, but perhaps not by "day one."

Rice ran routes in minicamp, but the Seahawks are playing things safe with his rehab. Rice could be an important role player in the Seahawks' receiver corps, but any 2014 contributions should be considered a bonus. Rice has missed at least seven games in three of the past four seasons.
Jun 19 - 4:55 PM

Sidney Rice (knee) has been limited to individual drills in OTAs, but is expected to be ready for training camp.

Coach Pete Carroll said Rice is "ahead of schedule" in his recovery from his 2013 ACL tear. Rice went down in Week 8. Among the league's most brittle players, we'd take a believe-it-when-you-see-it view on Rice's health.
May 27 - 7:27 PM

GM John Schneider said he expects Sidney Rice (knee) to be fully recovered by Week 1.

Rice, who has missed 25 games since 2010, tore his ACL in Week 8 of last season. The Seahawks are optimistic on his status, but we've repeatedly seen far more durable players struggle during the first year following their tear. Rice was on pace for just 34 catches, 528 yards and seven touchdowns last season anyway.
May 1 - 8:29 AM

Sidney Rice has played in 16 games just twice in his seven-year career.

The oft-injured Rice has missed 25 games over the last four seasons and is now coming off his most serious ailment yet -- a torn ACL. Despite being just 27 years old, his body is beaten down. Rice was re-signed by the Seahawks Wednesday to be part of the group that replaces Golden Tate, not the whole answer. Percy Harvin, Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse will get plenty of snaps in Seattle's run-heavy scheme.
Apr 17 - 9:50 AM

Seahawks re-signed WR Sidney Rice to a one-year contract.

Rice announced his return on his Twitter account. He flirted with the Jets on Wednesday, but that might have been a play to get the Seahawks to step up their efforts. Rice has mostly been a disappointment with the Seahawks the past three seasons and was released by the team in February, but he possesses a strong pair of reliable hands and can play on the outside. After losing Golden Tate to the Lions, the Seahawks were in the market for a a receiver.
Apr 16 - 7:54 PM

Free agent Sidney Rice is visiting the Jets.

After locking up Chris Johnson earlier Wednesday, the Jets are now turning their attention to Rice. Rice was just cleared for football activities earlier this week, five months after tearing his ACL. He and GM John Idzik know each other from their days together in Seattle. Rice would be a passable No. 2 receiver opposite Eric Decker with Jeremy Kerley manning the slot. Rice should be cheap.
Apr 16 - 6:32 PM

ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton considers free agent Sidney Rice a "long shot" to sign in Carolina.

Rice would be a good fit with the Panthers and shouldn't be expensive, but Carolina has next to no money to spend and doesn't have a lot of ways to create more cap space. The Seahawks have over $15 million in cap room and would be our guess for Rice's landing spot on an incentive-based, one-year deal.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 15 - 11:41 AM

ESPN New York doesn't expect the Giants to make a serious run at free agent Sidney Rice.

Rice was linked to the Giants, along with the Panthers, Seahawks, and Saints, by Profootballtalk on Monday. The G-Men could get involved if Rice's market is colder than expected, but they're not looking to dish out much cash. The Giants could use a No. 2/3 receiver type, but they're not in dire need of one with Rueben Randle and Jerrel Jernigan ready to take the next step behind Victor Cruz.
Apr 15 - 10:18 AM

The Everett Herald reports the Seahawks would be interested in re-signing free agent Sidney Rice on a low-cost, short-term deal.

Rice shouldn't be commanding any significant money coming off a torn ACL and multiple injury-riddled seasons. After losing Golden Tate and not addressing receiver in free agency, bringing Rice back would make plenty of sense. Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse could be in line for expanded roles, however.
Apr 15 - 9:46 AM

The Charlotte Observer expects the Panthers to show interest in free agent Sidney Rice but at the "right price."

Rice (torn ACL) was cleared for football activities on Monday and will now look to catch on with a team prior to the draft. He shouldn't be commanding anything more than a short-term deal with little guaranteed money due to injury concerns and average numbers. Rice would be a huge upgrade in Carolina, however.
Apr 14 - 7:54 PM

A league source tells Profootballtalk.com free agent Sidney Rice (ACL surgery) has been cleared for football activities.

He got cleared by Dr. James Andrews. PFT's Mike Florio reports the Seahawks, Giants, Saints, and Panthers all have "interest of some degree" in Rice, who has been incredibly injury prone in recent seasons but is still only 27 years old. He played college football at South Carolina and would be an excellent fit with the Panthers. Long-armed Rice has always possessed a large catch radius, which would complement Cam Newton's somewhat erratic ball placement.
Apr 14 - 2:39 PM

ESPN's John Clayton says it's still possible the Seahawks will re-sign free agent WR Sidney Rice.

Teams are taking their time with Rice as he comes off an October ACL tear. He'd at least be a fit on paper in Seattle as an outside receiver capable of helping to fill Golden Tate's shoes. The Jets and Saints have also been linked to the oft-injured 27-year-old.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 3 - 12:24 PM

The Jets and Saints are reportedly interested in free agent WR Sidney Rice.

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Seahawks would also welcome a return. The Jets are certainly the neediest of the group, even after signing Eric Decker to be their No. 1. Still, Rice would just be a flier because he's coming off an ACL tear, was among the more injury-prone players in the league even before that and has only had one high-quality season (2009 with Brett Favre's Vikings).
Mar 17 - 12:05 PM

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3Christine Michael
GLB1Marshawn Lynch
2Robert Turbin
3RB1Robert Turbin
2Marshawn Lynch
FB1Will Tukuafu
WR11Jermaine Kearse
2Paul Richardson
3Ricardo Lockette
WR21Doug Baldwin
2Kevin Norwood
3Bryan Walters
WR31Paul Richardson
TE1Luke Willson
2Cooper Helfet
3Tony Moeaki
4Rashaun Allen
K1Steven Hauschka