Oct 17, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice (18) during the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Free Agent Watch 2014: Could Sidney Rice Fill that WR Need?

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.



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?

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  • berttheclock

    No, but, Jason, have you read where Miami is shopping Dion Jordan, the 3rd player from the 2013 draft and the one Miami (Ireland) wanted so badly they traded up with the Raiders to take? A DE/OLB who had speed to rush the passer at Nike, but, he didn’t fit the system with the Dolphins. He would fit a 3-4 far more. Of course, he just had labrum surgery and will not be available to practice until summer. His injury hurt his efforts, last season, with the Fins. The Fins are, also, interested in shopping Mike Wallace and one other of their few stars. The word was they need money for the draft and, perhaps, add some defensive linemen as they are going to lose several players.

    • Jason Seibel

      The problem with Mike Wallace is that ridiculously huge contract he signed with the Fins last year. I don’t know any team that will be willing to take that hit.

      • berttheclock

        Jason, I just threw in that Wallace comment. Over at another thread, jimfromkcj brought up a very good point in the need to get younger. Jordan might fit that younger mode. One thing about getting younger under the new CBA is the structured rookie salaries. A team can get both younger and stay well within the Cap by finding younger players. As to Wallace, I still don’t believe he has ever been worth anywhere near that ridiculous salary paid out by Ireland. I look at him as more of a One Trick Pony on the playing field. No, the Chiefs do not need him.

        One other thing about the many cuts being made by teams at this point. Most of them are strictly about cutting huge payouts. When, any player signs a huge extension contract today, few of them will ever see all of the money. Lose a step or have your stats start to fall and around the next March, you better find a U-Haul. Large contracts make great print, but, few will ever collect in the long run. It reminds me a talking with a top salesman with Chevron in the ’70s. He had received an award from the company just one month before when he was called to come down to the district office. When he arrived, he was handed a pink slip. The reason very clearly was he was 54 and at 55 he would have been vested in their retirement program. I saw this happen with ARCO people, also. Same with many RIFTs in the military. That old “Up or Out” is far more serious than many believe. More serious with officers, but, I have seen that happen with NCOs, as well. When, RIFT time comes, look out if you have not had enough continuing education or even advanced degrees, or you have been passed over for promotion. I worked under a MSGT, who had been rifted from being a Major because, he only had nine years eight months in as an officer and the RIFT cutoff was ten years. There was another MSGT just down the hall who had been a Major, but only an officer for nine years ten months. Since both had come up from the ranks, they were cut back. Even E-8s have and can be released, if they have been passed over twice for E-9. Sorry for the aging rant, but, strictly facts of life.

    • Tony Parker

      I think bringing in Jordan, if we could, would be awesome. he could replace Hali next year.

  • jimfromkcj

    Another guy who would spend more time on IR than on the field. FA for me is filling out a roster if you have a reasonable chance to make a run to a championship. I don’t see that happening so lets go YOUNG.

  • andyred

    nope. Too injury prone. He would get hurt walking out the room after signing the contract and miss the rest of the season

  • Stan Smith

    No thanks

  • Michael Shaw

    Jason, normally I read the whole article before posting but all I saw was the title and my answer is hell NO. The guy cannot stay on the field and will likely try to get more than he is actually worth. GO CHIEFS!!!!

  • Stacy D. Smith

    IF I knew we were getting the 2012 version of Sidney Rice, sure.

  • JLKC355

    Give him the prove it contract that everyone was wanting for Macklin a one year 2-4 or 5M incentive laden contract would be great if he returns to from.

  • Tyler Schmalz

    YES! we need a 6’4″ receiver.

    • berttheclock

      Yes, Tyler, six four receivers do fit re-hab beds rather well.

  • Wil Henderson

    CONTRACT like Rodgers ( though not amount ) . $1mil a year and $400k per game played