July 27, 2011

Sidney Rice signs with Seattle Seahawks

   The NFL is back, and teams immediately started signing free agents to make up for all the lost time. Today the top WR free agent available signed with the Seattle Seahawks. Sidney Rice, a 2nd round pick in 2007 by the Minnesota Vikings, signed a 5-year, $41 Million deal on Wednesday with Seattle.

Sidney Rice with Vikings
    Rice was a standout at South Carolina, and also broke the school record for touchdown receptions in a game with five vs Florida Atlantic in 2006.

    After being drafted by the Vikings with the 44th pick in 2007 he was a solid backup as a rookie. In his second year, he became a starter and flourished becoming the Vikings top WR. In 2009 with Brett Favre, Rice had his breakout year where he became one of the top NFC receivers. A hip injury kept him out for most of 2010.

    The Seattle Seahawks have been very active thus far, signing OG Robert Gallary, and bringing in Rice's former teammate Tarvaris Jackson at QB. This move is great for Seattle as already they have someone to work with at QB, a solid offensive line if healthy, and a great WR threat who will be the #1 receiver from week one.

    Great move here for Seattle and I expect more from them before the season starts. Another QB acquisition could be in the mix for them too, as the rumors of Matt Lienart to Seattle were false and he re-signed with the Houston Texans.

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