Veteran wide receiver Sidney Rice was cleared for football activities on Monday by famed sports physician Dr. James Andrews. It didn’t take long for an NFL team to snap him up.
Moments ago Rice himself tweeted the news that he has signed with the Seahawks. Terms of the deal were not immediately available but according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk the contract will be for one year at the veteran minimum.
Rice tore his ACL in October playing against the St. Louis Rams and has a history of injury problems but it’s hard to argue with the move at that price. Seattle needs size in its receiver corps more than anything and at 6’4” Rice immediately helps fill that need. He also knows the routes and has a good rapport with quarterback Russell Wilson, who was ecstatic at the news:
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) April 17, 2014