Sidney Rice didn't want to be the only non-quarterback stuck wearing a red jersey during the early days of Seattle Seahawks training camp.
So on Day 2 on Sunday, when trainers and coaches weren't looking, Rice slid on his regular blue practice jersey and jogged on to the field.
That doesn't mean Rice is cleared for full contact. Far from it, actually, as Rice continues his recovery from offseason surgery on both of his shoulders. The Seahawks intend to take it very slow with Rice during training camp and avoid all contact for now, even if the red jersey is gone.
Could that avoiding contact include all preseason games as well? Maybe, Rice says. But the focus is on being healthy for the season opener at Arizona.