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.