The Seattle Seahawks logjam at wide receiver just got a little less crowded. Moments ago, veteran wideout Sidney Rice announced his retirement. The team’s website quoted Rice as saying his health was the primary reason:
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) July 23, 2014
“I was just thinking about things I’ve been through in the last few years, I’ve hit the ground a number of times. I have quite a few injuries. It’s something I’ve always battled through and came back from… But I just figure at this point I have the rest of my life ahead of me and I want to be able to function and do things later down the road.”
Seattle cut Rice earlier this offseason, only to sign him to a one-year deal a few months later. Rice was recovering from an ACL tear suffered against the St. Louis Rams in October and he’s missed 25 games over the last four seasons.
We wish Rice the best of luck going forward. It’s a shame when any promising career is cut short by injuries like this.
After the jump let’s take a moment to enjoy some of the best plays of Sidney Rice’s career…