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Two big Seahawks acquisitions unlikely to play opener

Sidney Rice AP

Wideout Sidney Rice and guard Robert Gallery got huge contracts from the Seahawks in the offseason.

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.

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34 Responses to “Two big Seahawks acquisitions unlikely to play opener”
  1. capslockkey says: Sep 9, 2011 10:48 AM

    “Very talented” should never be an adjective associated with Robert Gallery. He’s a pretty good guard now, but let’s not forget how badly this guy busted out at tackle. You don’t spend the 2nd overall pick on a left guard.

  2. mallet22 says: Sep 9, 2011 10:52 AM

    Cindy out w/ an injury!??! Never would have guessed it.

  3. thegreenviking says: Sep 9, 2011 10:56 AM

    Meanwhile Minnesota is smiling they didn’t give up 41m to retain Sidney.

  4. mel1sharples says: Sep 9, 2011 10:59 AM

    Maybe the Vikings actually knew something about Rice. Remember Bo Jackson had the same injury, and Bo knows football.

  5. raider13pdx says: Sep 9, 2011 11:00 AM

    Lmao! I called it. Seahawks picking up Raiders trash. Gallery needs to just retire! He couldnt stay healthy to save his own life. Next is Zach Miller with a concussion or a foot injury. “Next”!

  6. sj39 says: Sep 9, 2011 11:08 AM

    Not gonna be a good year for the Hawks.

  7. cletusvandam says: Sep 9, 2011 11:10 AM

    the seahawks are a train wreck of a team

  8. souldogdave says: Sep 9, 2011 11:11 AM

    Bad luck for the SeaChickens. Gallery hurt? He has been injured a lot.Looks good for SF.

  9. johnkoehnen says: Sep 9, 2011 11:11 AM

    Oh, Cindy!! He sat around all last year when he didn’t have a contract. Now, imagine his motivation as he sits at home on top of a pile of money…

  10. tjacks7 says: Sep 9, 2011 11:20 AM

    Haha Sidney Rice might be healthy enough for 8 games a year. If he’s not at 100% he’s not playing. The guy must have absolutely no pain tolerance because he can’t play through a broken finger nail. Sad thing is, he’s extremely talented. He just doesn’t have the will to get on the field at 99% healthy or less.

  11. purpleguy says: Sep 9, 2011 11:22 AM

    I think Sid’s out with a shoulder injury, but I’ll bet his micro-fractured hip is still giving him troubles.

  12. hendeeze says: Sep 9, 2011 11:33 AM

    nobody in seattle is worried, they have their QB situation settled LOL

  13. bwisnasky says: Sep 9, 2011 11:37 AM

    Robert Gallery hurt and missing a game? Whoda thunk it?

  14. dukemarc says: Sep 9, 2011 11:50 AM

    These guys both suck.

  15. holyroller82 says: Sep 9, 2011 12:11 PM

    Rice is always hurt. A sprained knee that keeps one guy out 1 week keeps Rice out 6 weeks. He even got hurt in his one good year when he hurt his hip in the Dallas playoff game. Why do you think he didnt come back for the ball on Favre’s famous int in the championship game? His hip hurt.

  16. raiderlyfe510 says: Sep 9, 2011 12:33 PM

    So Robert Gallery is injured, Tom Cable can’t figure out how to protect a QB, Zach Miller is a steady soldier, and the sun rose today….what else is new?

  17. 1phd says: Sep 9, 2011 12:38 PM

    Translation: What we have here is a team that even the 49ers can beat!

  18. madamschefter says: Sep 9, 2011 1:20 PM

    What’s with all this new found love for Gallery? “Very talented”?? Give me a break… when he was in Oakland you PFT rumor mongers couldn’t wait to trash him.

  19. 7to10for6allday says: Sep 9, 2011 1:22 PM

    Does SF cover the -5.5?

  20. CoachFrazier4Life says: Sep 9, 2011 1:23 PM

    Back in Minnesota our head coach just turns the page and returns focus to Phillip Rivers and the Chargers.

    Good luck #18, you could’ve been part of something special. Thank you for freeing up the cap space to re-sign Adrian Peterson!

    Michael Jenkins looked real good in preseason and is a better run blocker than Rice anyway.

    Three years from now, Sidney Rice:
    see Taylor, Chester. ex-RB Chicago Bears. Different reasons, same result. Neither should’ve left Minnesota.

    You still got T-Jack to put up points and then fold against exotic blitz defenses though! Have fun Seattle.

  21. greenbay4ever says: Sep 9, 2011 1:49 PM

    I love how Raider fans are gloating about Gallery being hurt and calling him raider trash. Your team is one of the worst in the leagues. You guys need to change your tag line to what it really is .

    Commitment to excrement.

    Since I know Raider fans are wondering what that word means. I have listed the definition below. Now sound it out.

    ex·cre·ment/ˈekskrəmənt/
    Noun: Waste matter discharged from the bowels; feces

  22. vahawker says: Sep 9, 2011 1:54 PM

    Gallery out allows Carpenter to move to LG and get him out of the RT spot. THAT can’t be anything but good.

    Hawks are a team looking 2-3 years down the road after The Tim Ruskell Error destroyed a super bowl roster and only the biggest hoers honestly think this is a playoff team.

    mel1sharples you did read that Rice has a shoulder injury, right?

    cletusvandam: Hawks have two guys out…Giants have have what seems to be half their team out with injuries, so what does that make them?

  23. thejuddstir says: Sep 9, 2011 1:55 PM

    What’s the difference between Randy Moss and Sid Rice? Even though Randy “only plays when he wants to play”, it’s more often than Rice plays! Be prepared Chickenhawk fans……once TJoke puts up his QB rating of 5 …..no wait, that was his Wonderlick score…..he will be out and nursing some imaginary injury too.

  24. purplehayseuss says: Sep 9, 2011 2:17 PM

    The Vikings need all the positives they can get this season, and ‘losing’ Rice is an addition by subtraction. Minny is already last or near last in cap room, and having a monster contract for a flashed WR with clear injury problems would NOT have been positive.

    Put on that brave face, Seahawks fans. Have another $9 beer – you’ll need it. At least Northwest micro- brews carry a good whallop.

  25. spkriegs says: Sep 9, 2011 2:37 PM

    There’s only one word to describe Sidney Rice: “meeeeoooow”

  26. arzcardinals says: Sep 9, 2011 2:40 PM

    Cardinal fans say, “Sweet”

  27. gergie1957 says: Sep 9, 2011 2:43 PM

    I wonder if Sidney will be needing surgery on his shoulder? He likes to wait tell the last minute to get these things done.

  28. rajbais says: Sep 9, 2011 2:53 PM

    Now the Cards have a legit chance!!!

  29. dome7786 says: Sep 9, 2011 3:00 PM

    I am a Seahawks fan and this all sounds like good news to me. The more they dont play the better chance of getting “Lucky!”

  30. vahawker says: Sep 9, 2011 3:16 PM

    thejuddstir says: Sep 9, 2011 1:55 PM

    once TJoke puts up his QB rating of 5 …..no wait, that was his Wonderlick score…..he will be out and nursing some imaginary injury too.
    ****************************************************

    As a Hawk fan I can only hope that is true.

  31. mel1sharples says: Sep 9, 2011 4:22 PM

    Vahawker….yeah I can read, but trust me…Cindy’s hip is not healed why do you think the Vikes let him go?

    He will be on injury list all year long.

    Week 5 it will be the flu – trust me.

  32. bwisnasky says: Sep 9, 2011 8:02 PM

    greenbay4ever says:
    Sep 9, 2011 1:49 PM
    I love how Raider fans are gloating about Gallery being hurt and calling him raider trash. Your team is one of the worst in the leagues. You guys need to change your tag line to what it really is .

    Commitment to excrement.

    Since I know Raider fans are wondering what that word means. I have listed the definition below. Now sound it out.

    ex·cre·ment/ˈekskrəmənt/
    Noun: Waste matter discharged from the bowels; feces
    ——————————————

    Why are you even posting here? Another one of those packer-backers that forgets the 80’s… or the 70’s… pretty miserable times in cheeseland if you are old enough to remember those teams.. Let’s see.. Packers overall playoff record 29-16.. Raiders overall playoff record 25-17… not really all that different.. considering the Raiders have just gone through the worst 7 year stretch out of any team…. pfft… while you are looking up words on dictionary.com, try looking up hypocrite….

  33. david7590 says: Sep 9, 2011 11:09 PM

    @bwisnasky:

    But when their team was bad, they admitted it, and they didn’t act like every 7th round draft pick was going to put them in the next Super Bowl.

  34. mcnabbulous says: Sep 9, 2011 11:35 PM

    Maybe this s their plan to get Luck next year. Pretend to like tjack to a 0-16 record.

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