Just in case you missed the news earlier, the world champion Seattle Seahawks have released wide receiver Sydney Rice prior to the start of the league year just 12 short days from now.
Seahawks officially have released defensive end Red Bryant and wide receiver Sidney Rice, the team announced.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 28, 2014
As we have with other prominent players, I thought we should at least take a look at Rice and see if he can fill a need on the Chiefs roster.
Rice has been a very “roller coaster” player since he entered the league in 2007 when he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round. Rice has only had one 1000-yard season, in 2009 he hauled in 83 catches from Brett Favre for 1300 yards and eight touchdowns. It was his best season by far and the only one not hindered by injuries.
In 2011 Rice went to the Seahawks as a free agent but never performed to the level the team hoped when they gave him a $41 million contract.
Although Rice doesn’t fit head coach Andy Reid’s vision of a small, fast receiver, general manager John Dorsey recently went on record as saying that “size does matter” so who knows what the plan is at One Arrowhead Drive.
What do you think, Addicts? Rice or no?