Former NFL defensive end Simeon Rice recently has said, on several occasions, that he wants to continue to play pro football — and that he thinks he could still be dominant.
With no teams at the highest level of the sport interested, Rice might be ready to lower his sights a bit.
Per UFLAccess.com, Rice is in “advanced negotiations” with the New York Sentinels of the upstart league.
During an online chat with NFL.com in early June, Rice said that he had been in discussions with the Jets, but that the talks did not result in a contract offer.
In May, Rice told our pal Monty of Sporting News Radio’s The Monty Show that Rice is ready to play.
“I’m really in playoff shape right now, it’s bananas that I’m not on a
team right now,” Rice said. “It’s great in a way but its frustrating.
I feel like a freak of nature, like a super hero with no one to save.”
Rice was cut by the Buccaneers at the outset of training camp in 2007. He played later that season with the Broncos and the Cots. Rice was out of football in 2008.