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Sidney Rice loses the red jersey

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Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice’s proclamation that he’ll be on the field in Week One looks a bit stronger after Tuesday’s practice.

Rice wore a white jersey in practice for the first time, denoting he’s been cleared for contact after spending the first chunk of camp in the red jersey that tells the world to keep their hands to themselves. Rice won’t play in this week’s game against the Broncos, but coach Pete Carroll said it was time to see how his surgically repaired shoulders respond to getting hit.

“This is his first week back, getting banged around so we’ll give him some time,” Carroll said, via Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times. “See how that goes.”

O’Neil reports that Rice was doing everything in practice, up to and including diving for passes during drills. He had no physical setbacks on his first day back, which also saw wide receiver Doug Baldwin return to work after missing a week thanks to a hamstring injury.

The additions of Braylon Edwards and Terrell Owens have stepped up the competition in Seahawks camp, although Rice’s job would seem to be secure as long as he’s physically able to be on the field. Rice has missed 17 of his first 32 games as a member of the team, making that much more than an idle worry as Rice starts taking on a full workload.

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15 Responses to “Sidney Rice loses the red jersey”
  1. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Aug 15, 2012 9:19 AM

    The nice thing about Rice is he heals quickly. Rice will be ready in a minute.

  2. tjacks7 says: Aug 15, 2012 9:19 AM

    Don’t worry. There looks to be wind gusts of up to 13 mph in Seattle. He should have his red jersey back by close of business.

  3. tenotnamedmiller says: Aug 15, 2012 9:19 AM

    I wouldn’t throw it away though.

  4. donterrelli says: Aug 15, 2012 9:35 AM

    Management in Minnesota is laughing right now. This guy cannot stay healthy enough to deserve what he’s being paid.

  5. wtfru2 says: Aug 15, 2012 9:38 AM

    I’d still keep it close. In his locker would be good.

  6. hulkhogansays says: Aug 15, 2012 9:52 AM

    Seattle would sell more gear if they wore that plain red jersey than the actual new jersey. Looks like Barney puked on the real ones and Nike slapped a swoosh on it brother.

  7. drunkunclesam says: Aug 15, 2012 10:23 AM

    Rice’s first year on the team was last year, didn’t know we played two seasons already. Facts, please.

  8. theworldbestrealitycheck says: Aug 15, 2012 10:36 AM

    excuse me guys, the following statement is not correct…..
    Rice has missed 17 of his first 32 games as a member of the team,

    last year was his first year with Seattle. this stat while accurate would date back to his time with the Vikings as well.

  9. schmitty2 says: Aug 15, 2012 10:42 AM

    What Pete failed to mention is that Rice will wear the red jersey underneath the white one in anticipation of needing it at any second

  10. Pacific NW Mark says: Aug 15, 2012 10:57 AM

    Sadly I don’t think “doing everything in practice, up to and including diving for passes during drills” makes him any more attractive as trade bait. But we can hope.

  11. purpleguy says: Aug 15, 2012 11:06 AM

    He’s a good dude, I hope he stays healthy this year.

  12. taintedsaints2009 says: Aug 15, 2012 11:29 AM

    another receiver made by Favre.

  13. dstep24 says: Aug 15, 2012 11:30 AM

    Scorned Viking fans are funny.

  14. Frazier28/7 says: Aug 15, 2012 12:45 PM

    I wished he’d stayed, but am not sorry he left for the money with all those injury issues.

    And, yeah, ugliest jerseys in the NFL.

  15. mancini199 says: Aug 15, 2012 2:14 PM

    Cindy Rice will get hurt again, he always does.. As a vikings fan I will say the guy has some talent, but he has missed half of his career being injured. At 1st I laughed when Seattle gave him that crazy contract, I almost feel sorry for them now.

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