Both players are very talented, but came with injury risk. And that risk is showing up right away in their new home.
Rice and Gallery missed practice again on Thursday. Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune writes that it appears unlikely either player will suit up in Week One against the 49ers. Rice, struggling with a shoulder injury, seems like the bigger long shot.
If Rice is out, Mike Williams, Ben Obomanu, and free agent pickup Zach Miller should play bigger roles. Seattle’s remodeled offensive line struggled throughout the preseason, and losing Gallery won’t help.