The Seahawks’ decision to sign wide receiver Terrell Owens has led to many questions.
Right at the top of that list is the simple one of why the Seahawks would roll the dice on T.O. given his extensive history of providing reasons not to bring him into your team. One of the reasons might be the health of Sidney Rice.
Peter King of SI.com reports that Rice “might not be ready to start the season” as a result of his shoulder issues and/or concussions. Rice had surgeries on both of his shoulders in January and suffered a third concussion in a year during a November game. He’s been cleared to practice, but the team is keeping him away from contact and the team is moving very slowly toward a full workload.
It’s not too much of a stretch to suggest that their interest in Owens and Braylon Edwards, for that matter, at reasonable prices has something to do with doubts about Rice’s ability to remain in the lineup. Those doubts sent them in a direction other teams haven’t been willing to go and made Seattle’s camp an interesting one to watch the rest of the way.