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Sidney Rice’s season is over

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Sidney Rice’s first season with the Seahawks has come to an early end.

Coach Pete Carroll announced Wednesday that Rice will be placed on injured reserve as a result of the concussion he suffered in Sunday’s loss to the Redskins. It was the second concussion in three weeks for Rice, who also missed two games at the start of the season because of a shoulder injury.

“We’re just trying to do the right thing and protect our guy,” Carroll said. “We love him and he’s a great kid in the program. We know he won’t get hurt again, so we’ll get him strong and ready for next year.”

When Rice became a free agent this offseason, his durability was a big concern after he missed most of 2010 thanks to a hip injury. That injury turned out not to be a problem, although the fears about Rice’s ability to stay healthy for a full season came to fruition. Rice is only 25, so he still has time to erase the injury-prone label but he’ll have to wait until 2012 to start that process.

Rice finishes the year with 32 catches for 484 yards and two touchdowns. Doug Baldwin, Ben Obomanu and Mike Williams will be the leading targets for Tarvaris Jackson over the rest of the season.

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47 Responses to “Sidney Rice’s season is over”
  1. notthekiller says: Nov 30, 2011 4:48 PM

    Ben and Doug Who? Pete Carroll has been a DISASTER AT THE NFL LEVEL!!!

  2. paulsdamnblog says: Nov 30, 2011 4:50 PM

    I thought it ended when he signed in Seattle… Whatever.

  3. thebassbiscuit says: Nov 30, 2011 4:52 PM

    It’s an unfortunate situation for the guy. This article was appropriate as soon as it was announced that he went to the Seahawks though.

  4. tombradyallday says: Nov 30, 2011 4:53 PM

    dam they gave him a lot of money too in free agency. still a good talent tho

  5. physiodoc2be says: Nov 30, 2011 4:53 PM

    Applause to the Seahawks for doing the right thing.

  6. blaz0037 says: Nov 30, 2011 4:53 PM

    We know he won’t get hurt again, so we’ll get him strong and ready for next year


    Knock on wood.

  7. 2blackaces says: Nov 30, 2011 4:54 PM

    Glad the vikes didn’t resign sidney I can’t stay healthy rice

  8. phaktor333 says: Nov 30, 2011 4:55 PM

    Wow, Petey is really talking about Rice like he’s a star recruit to USC. We’ll see how committed he is to him when that cap number escalates.

  9. irodex says: Nov 30, 2011 4:55 PM

    Shocker. Not.

  10. lrt79 says: Nov 30, 2011 4:55 PM

    So glad the Bears didn’t try to get this bum.

  11. knew8411 says: Nov 30, 2011 4:56 PM

    The guy had one good year, with a HOF QB. Outside of that one season, he had injury concerns every other year Minnesota. It is sad that he (or anyother player) is hurt. But I can say that….his lack of production, and propensity to get hurt, are two reasons, I am glad the Vikings didn’t pay him, what Seattle did.
    Oh that, and the fact that last season he crapped all over his former team by waiting until the end of training camp to address an issue that he sould have had addressed EARLY in the previous off season.

  12. rayvens says: Nov 30, 2011 4:56 PM

    Sidney Rice’s season is over
    Should read “Sidney Rice’s career is over”

  13. ishallcomment says: Nov 30, 2011 4:57 PM

    pack em’ up.

    no playoffs this year anyway, lets just secure a franchise QB in the draft and get the Pete Carrol era officially started.

    the rook will have a solid WR in Rice, and TE in Zach Miller. An O-line that is forming up with Okung, Unger, Moffitt, and Carpenter.

    The front 7 of the D is solid,

    meethinks Seattle is set to be a good situation for a new QB

  14. geniusesq says: Nov 30, 2011 5:02 PM

    Program?? I guess it’s fitting for Carroll to use that word, since he’s fielding a college team right now.

  15. cliffordc05 says: Nov 30, 2011 5:08 PM

    I am not sure what derby the Seahawks have entered; is it the Ryan Tannehill derby or the Landry Jones derby? I know they won’t be able to draft Luck or Barkley.

    They might consider using their second round pick on an offensive tackle. I know they just drafted Carpenter, but he is definitely more suited to the left guard spot. He simply does not have the footwork to pass protect in space.

    This team is headed in the right direction. Simply compare the roster this year compared to what Carroll inherited. They are a year away from competing and two years away from contending.

  16. dericivy says: Nov 30, 2011 5:09 PM

    If you don’t know who Doug Baldwin is, then you are a fair weather NFL fan who reads nothing outside of his own team.

    Which I suppose is 99% of the posters here…

  17. test2402 says: Nov 30, 2011 5:18 PM

    The dream team will reign supreme in Seattle. So sad.

  18. teal379 says: Nov 30, 2011 5:20 PM

    T-Jack’s MVP run is over too then. Hate to see injury to one player affect another so bad.

  19. trollhammer20 says: Nov 30, 2011 5:22 PM

    The Vikings are clearly better off without Jackson and Rice, as witnessed by the superior performance of the team now that they’ve both left.

    Oh, wait….

  20. halps80 says: Nov 30, 2011 5:24 PM

    notthekiller – why the PC hate? Guy has hardly been a disaster – winning record in his previous HC stints (teddy Bruschi recently said that the he was one year away from tremendous success in NE, and that he basically built the team the that Belichick took to greatness), was a stud D coordinator prior to that, and now is ahead of track in turning around a program that was completely decimated from a series of terrible drafts. They are the 2nd youngest team in the league and are competitive in every game. A little more experience for the young guys and a decent QB, and they are right back in the league’s elite.

    BTW, Doug Baldwin is a stud. If he played anywhere else, you wouldn’t be asking “Who”. Undrafted rookie out of Stanford (Luck’s favorite target). Could end up with 1000 yards this season.

  21. schmokes says: Nov 30, 2011 5:24 PM

    Seattle still has an NFL team? Interesting.

  22. cornersportsnet says: Nov 30, 2011 5:29 PM

    Lets face it dude cant stay healthy save your money sid,doesnt look like your going to be around long this isnt baseball, bogus contracts in the nfl one more injury and they will show you the door

  23. dstep24 says: Nov 30, 2011 5:38 PM

    notthekiller says:
    Nov 30, 2011 4:48 PM
    Ben and Doug Who? Pete Carroll has been a DISASTER AT THE NFL LEVEL!!!


    You haven’t followed the Seattle situation much, have you?

    2nd youngest team in the league, 240+ transactions/roster changes in Carroll’s first year (2010). Goes from being the 3rd oldest team in the league in 2009, to the 2nd youngest right now.

    Last year’s 27th ranked defense is now the 14th ranked defense, with entirely new, and younger starters everywhere on the field, including 2 rookie starters on the offensive line, 2 first-year starting cornerbacks, 2 young safeties (Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor) one of whom was a pro-bowl alternate as a rookie last year, the other of whom (Chancellor) was listed on a couple of mid-season All Pro teams a couple of weeks ago.

    If that’s a disaster in Pete Carroll’s 2nd year, then someone must have been expecting a first year Super Bowl out of the guy.

    Seattle hasn’t had a top-half ranked defense since their super bowl year, and these guys are just getting to know each others’ names.

    Nobody in Seattle is complaining about the job Pete Carroll has done.

  24. vikesfansteve says: Nov 30, 2011 5:38 PM

    Sidney Rice is a good player.

  25. blizzard01 says: Nov 30, 2011 5:44 PM

    Seattle- where wide receivers career’s go to die.
    A fact.

  26. thefnlimit says: Nov 30, 2011 5:51 PM

    Hated that the Vikings let him go, but seems like it was a blessing in disguise. Great talent just has the injury bug. Bad deal.

  27. rugdog100 says: Nov 30, 2011 6:03 PM

    Maybe he should hang it up – he’s as fragile as a china doll. Has anyone ever figured out how much $ he’s made per catch in his career or at least this year?

  28. halps80 says: Nov 30, 2011 6:06 PM

    …wide receivers’ careers…
    If you are going to state something as fact, you should probably do so correctly.

  29. FANof28 says: Nov 30, 2011 6:16 PM

    trollhammer20 says:
    Nov 30, 2011 5:22 PM
    The Vikings are clearly better off without Jackson and Rice, as witnessed by the superior performance of the team now that they’ve both left.

    Oh, wait….


    Are you saying they’d be better with these two still? Tjack is a joke and had enough chances to show he could be a winning QB. If you’re a seattle fan you’ll learn this soon if you haven’t already.. And Sidney is talented, but how would a reciever struggling with injuries all year and now on the IR help out any team?

  30. itsmammoth says: Nov 30, 2011 6:30 PM

    move them to OKC and they might actually win.

  31. claymatthewsisonsteroids says: Nov 30, 2011 6:32 PM

    So glad the Vikes didn’t resign this piece of glass.

  32. The Prophet says: Nov 30, 2011 6:40 PM

    And this my friends is one of the reasons why the Vikings didn’t want him back. His attitude is garbage, he’s a crappy teammate, and his career has been riddled with injury. He never proved anything, other than one great year thanks to Brett Favre. To have one great year in a 4-6 year career is an aberration not an indicator. Good riddance Sidney, thanks for proving us right that wanted you out of Minnie.

  33. simalex says: Nov 30, 2011 6:43 PM

    With TJack as his quarterback, I think it’s a stretch to say his season ever began in the first place.

  34. dericivy says: Nov 30, 2011 6:47 PM

    blizzard01 says: Nov 30, 2011 5:44 PM

    Seattle- where wide receivers career’s go to die.
    A fact.


    Yet another fair weather fan who knows nothing outside of his own team.

    Largent might have something to say about your ‘fact’.

  35. stampnhawk says: Nov 30, 2011 6:58 PM

    The upside here is that it will leave one less place for Williams to hide.
    Horrible season so far, lazy and far too many drops each game. He’s got to put up numbers or he’ll be out of football and eating tubs of ice cream in one sitting again.

  36. mj5150 says: Nov 30, 2011 8:56 PM

    trollhammer20 says:
    Nov 30, 2011 5:22 PM
    The Vikings are clearly better off without Jackson and Rice, as witnessed by the superior performance of the team now that they’ve both left.

    Oh, wait….


    as much potential as Rice has- he has only played ONE full season- hardly worth what he got paid- it was BY FAR the best offseason move that the Vikings made this year in letting him go to Seattle and take their lumps for a year or two-instead of having a HUGE cap number for a guy who can’t consistently get on the field-
    I liked having Rice as a Viking- but his salary isn’t worth the amount of his output

  37. mnfaninaz says: Nov 30, 2011 8:58 PM

    Seattle sucks…

    they S*** the bed when they tried to sign Nate Burleson to a big deal… and they did it again on this oft injured, Favre inflated, overrated bum.

    As a Viking fan, I didn’t bat an eye when Seattle signed Rice… I did however laugh my ass off when they signed T-jack… I mean, really!?

    anyway, Vikes will be good again long before Seattle figures out what they’ve done to their team by signing scrubs and bums.

    Skol Vikes!

  38. briank1ne says: Nov 30, 2011 9:00 PM

    Hey carroll! How u doing down there?, said the harbaugh.

  39. mnfaninaz says: Nov 30, 2011 9:02 PM

    “Largent”?? What is this, 88?

    Jesus, bro…

    Nate Burleson – Dead
    TJ Housh – Dead
    Sid Rice- Dead

    what more do you want for proof?

    Seattle sucks… and so does their hoops team… whoops.

  40. vikingdoode says: Nov 30, 2011 9:02 PM

    Who does this Glass Slipper belong to Miss?

  41. hillzmickelzon says: Nov 30, 2011 9:27 PM

    Shut down rice take a few lumps, a couple of losses &maybe just maybe you can draft barkely.. But thats not gonna happen im sayin it first PETE do me just one favor draft Robert griffin III he would have a cam newton effect on your franchise because those same Cam haters who now luv CAM will have a new guy to pick on & im guesssin that gonna be RG III. Be ready for the he is too short who has he played? Can he take the snap from center? All todd mcshay said last year was blaine gabbertt was so pro ready over Cam? How did that work out?

  42. tropicpurple says: Nov 30, 2011 9:30 PM

    Oh great, now Seattle will try and take Bernard Berrian from us in yet another attempt to get even for the Steve Hutchinson deal.

    Oh wait…

  43. birdsnooper2 says: Nov 30, 2011 9:35 PM

    “Nobody in Seattle is complaining about the job Pete Carroll has done.”


    Too funny. The fans in this town are by far the least talented folks you will ever encounter in any US city.

    Even now you will hear whining about Hutchinson, the refs in their Super Bowl, and of course their favorite: the “East Coast bias” against the town.

    Newspaper commemorates the Mariners’ 116 game season (fail), Huskies one big year (share), and continued crying about Arkansas snaging their basketball team (wahhhh!!!!)

    It’s a culture of loser here and Carol and the rest fit right in…

  44. ringneck28 says: Nov 30, 2011 10:44 PM

    So nice to see Cindy Rice up to her old anticts. Now she will wait till next pre season to have surgery. What a BUM. One good year and she thinks she is Jerry.

  45. deconjonesbitchslap says: Nov 30, 2011 10:44 PM

    revenge for that hutchinson deal…working out great ya?

  46. richieab says: Nov 30, 2011 11:14 PM

    As mnfanz look at your record and shut the hell up your embarrassing

  47. deeppurple23 says: Dec 1, 2011 6:55 AM

    As a Viking fan I’ve always loved Sidney and thought he could be a great WR, BUT he has never remained health for one entire season. As a WR you need to be a little more durable than that.

    Best wishes SR

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