In response to a report from Peter King of SI.com that Rice may not be ready for the regular-season opener due to shoulder and concussion issues, Rice tells Dave “Softy” Mahler of KJR radio in Seattle that Rice will play.
“I’m playing in the Cardinal game,” Rice said. “My plan is to be out there September 9 versus the Cardinals in Arizona.”
Since a breakout season in 2009, with 1,312 receiving yards, Rice has appeared in only 15 of 32 games, due to injury.
Last year, his first in Seattle, Rice was plagued by shoulder and concussions problems. In the offseason, he had surgery on both shoulders.
Rice has been practicing this year with the red no-touchy jersey.