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Sidney Rice expected to be ready for offseason workouts

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The Seahawks parted ways with wide receiver Sidney Rice, clearing some needed cap room by saying goodbye to a player who had become a non-essential part of the offense last season.

Money wasn’t the only thing working against Rice however. Rice tore his ACL and played just eight games during the regular season for the Super Bowl champs, making it even easier to make the call to move on without him in 2014. That injury could also limit the amount of suitors for Rice this offseason, although there’s a positive report about his recovery.

Tom Pelissero of USA Today reports that Rice is on track to get medical clearance before teams start their offseason workouts. That would allow him to participate in the entire offseason program, even if he’d be limited for portions of it because of his knee.

The knee is just the latest in a list of injury concerns for Rice, who has played all 16 games just twice in his seven-year NFL career.

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14 Responses to “Sidney Rice expected to be ready for offseason workouts”
  1. thepftpoet says: Mar 7, 2014 12:37 PM

    This will be Sidney Rice’s first season with PEDs in two years!

    I bet he’s happy to finally have a clean slate leaving that dirty PEDhawks franchise.

  2. fwippel says: Mar 7, 2014 12:40 PM

    He’d better be ready for off-season workouts if he wants to sign for much more than the veteran minimum.

  3. theclink12 says: Mar 7, 2014 12:52 PM

    Sidney Rice got a Super Bowl ring playing for the Seahawks.

    Sidney Rice did not get a Super Bowl ring while playing for the Vikings.

    In fact, nobody has ever got a Super Bowl ring playing for the Vikings.

    Sad…but true.

  4. youngs79 says: Mar 7, 2014 12:54 PM

    Lucky that Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, otherwise how could a team keep wasting the millions that the Seahawks have. 18 million to Rice and 10 Million to Matt Flynn. Ouch!

  5. packh8er says: Mar 7, 2014 12:54 PM

    I am glad the Vikes walked away from this tool. He can’t ever take the field healthy and should be thanking Favre for every dime in his bank account from that 2009 season he capitalized on.

  6. teal379 says: Mar 7, 2014 12:59 PM

    Blasphemy I know but if he could be healthy and sign a reasonable contract that makes sense, catching passes from #12 here in GB opposite Nelson, Cobb and Boykin wouldn’t be a bad way to get ring #2

  7. fair2bfare says: Mar 7, 2014 1:33 PM

    So because he has health concerns but has never been in trouble off the field he’s a “tool”? Football IQ is definitely lacking there.

  8. dedicatedhawkfan says: Mar 7, 2014 1:34 PM

    thepftpoet – is being delusional your only skillset?
    wait….no….you are exceptional at being first to comment on other teams’ articles

  9. holla2626 says: Mar 7, 2014 1:42 PM

    “That would allow him to participate in the entire offseason program, even if he’d be limited for portions of it because of his knee.”

    Think about that sentence and how it contradicts itself Josh.

  10. ariani1985 says: Mar 7, 2014 1:49 PM

    Come to the vikes ,you can be the water boy.

  11. athwartships says: Mar 7, 2014 1:53 PM

    Someone will sign him. Maybe not big money (understandibly) but it will happen.

  12. ragnarthemagnificent says: Mar 7, 2014 2:21 PM

    Seahawks love overpaying those banged up Purple players. They only got 2 games out of Percy last year. Probably won’t get more than that out of him this year. Gotta remember, teams don’t just walk away from or trade great players. Vikes knew Sid & Percy were overvalued. It was the right move to let those guys leave, its not like either of them really helped the Hawks win the bowl anyway.

    Sid goes to the Jets where Geno makes him look even more marginal than he is.

  13. ddunk7 says: Mar 7, 2014 7:28 PM

    If your team was winning, you wouldn’t be so sad and bitter 😪

  14. revren10 says: Mar 8, 2014 1:48 AM

    Sounds like value signing for patriots

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