The Seattle Seahawks had to cut ties with WR Sindey Rice at some time. Rice was unable to produce on the field for the Seahawks after he was brought on from the Minnesota Vikings. He struggled with injuries and never was able to live up to his potential. They couldn’t afford to keep him on the roster for the little production that they were getting. They have to find a way to keep Golden Tate and other free agents on the team.
Seahawks are releasing WR Sidney Rice, per league source. Rice signed a five-year, $41 million contract in July 2011.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 21, 2014
Before signing on with the Seahawks, Rice completed a season with 1312 yards and 8 touchdowns. The following season he had injuries that kept him off of the field, but the Seahawks thought that they could get some sort of production out of him and signed him to a large contract. He played in 16 games in 2012, but had to have some surgery in the offseason and couldn’t stay healthy in the 2013 season.
He will become a free agent for all teams to consider. Teams will definitely be aware of his injuries in the past and will be hesitant to throw a lot of money at him.
Rice finsihed the 2013 season playing in 8 games, 15 receptions and 231 yards.