Sidney Rice has chosen to find out what’s behind door number two, after the labor mess is taken care.
Rice’s agent Drew Rosenhaus told Adam Schefter of ESPN that Rice will not re-sign with the Vikings before March 4. Minnesota made a multi-year offer to deal to Rice, but clearly it wasn’t enough in Rice’s assessment.
Perhaps the Vikings just made an offer to appear like they are doing everything possible to keep Rice. It’s more likely that the team and Rosenhaus view Rice’s value very differently.
It’s possible that the Vikings could still try to place a restricted free agent tender on Rice, who is a four-year veteran. Under the rules of the uncapped year, fourth-year players are RFAs.
It’s expected that Rice will be an unrestricted free agent after a new CBA is reached, but the truth is we’re all just guessing at this point.