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Wide receiver Sidney Rice of the Seattle Seahawks is done for the year after tearing his ACL in the first half of Monday night’s divisional clash with St. Louis.
Sidney Rice (Photo Credit: fansided.com)
The receiving corps was already without Percy Harvin, and this injury is another blow to the passing game.
Rice’s stats aren’t all that impressive, as he got off to a slow start and managed only 15 catches for 231 yards and three touchdowns. Those three scores, however, were tied for the team lead among receivers.
Immediately after hearing about Rice’s season-ending injury, speculations persisted over whether the Seahawks would decide to speed up Percy Harvin’s return to the lineup. I believe it would be unwise for the Seahawks to do that.
Rice’s injury is a blow, certainly, but it’s not going to devastate the passing attack to the point of the team rushing Harvin into pads just to immediately compensate. Russell Wilson is going to do just fine with Golden Tate, Doug Baldwin, Jermaine Kearse, Zach Miller, and, when he returns, Harvin. What Rice brought to the table was some length and a veteran presence to the receiving corps. But since he was neutralized for most of the first eight games, his loss doesn’t create a gaping hole in the Seattle offense. In fact, no one even knows whether Rice will be in blue and neon green next year. Rice is in the final year of his contract, and he’s had injury issues in the past. Harvin is definitely in the Hawks’ future, and Golden Tate is solidifying himself as a dependable number two receiver, with Doug Baldwin a solid slot man as well as a favorite target of Wilson’s.
Rice is not an integral part of this offense. The Seahawks are a run-first team, anyway. The passing game comes second. However, a veteran receiver is very valuable to a young quarterback like Wilson. For the first few weeks without Rice, especially if Harvin isn’t back, his absence will be felt.
With Rice gone and Harvin not quite back, look for Jermaine Kearse to especially get more targets. Kearse knows he’s got an opportunity to show Darrell Bevell that he deserves a role in this offense. If he can step up and make some plays as the number three receiver lining up in the slot, he could convince the Seattle front office that Rice isn’t needed next year, and that he can be the number four man behind Harvin, Tate, and Baldwin.
Bottom line, this injury will be felt as Harvin remains unavailable and the other younger receivers step up, but after a week or so, especially once Harvin comes back, the offense will be more than compensating for the loss of Sidney Rice.
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The Seattle Seahawks are currently 7-1 and are clearly one of the best teams in the NFL. Some think they’re the odds-on favorites to win the NFC this year, but that task just got a whole lot more difficult. Seattle announced on Tuesday that wide receiver Sidney Rice will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Rice also suffered a concussion in Monday night’s 14-9 win over...
As the Seahawks have vaulted out to the NFC's top record halfway through the regular season, they have done so despite some pretty glaring cracks in the foundation.
But a day after emerging victorious despite an ugly performance in St. Louis, Seattle suffered perhaps its biggest crack yet.
Gotta feel for Sidney Rice. Torn ACL, as @ProFootballTalk reported.
-- Mike Garafolo...
Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice left Monday night's game against the St. Louis Rams with a knee injury and was doubtful to return.
It wasn't immediately clear which knee Rice hurt or when the injury occurred. He headed to the locker room without his helmet with the Seahawks leading 7-3 late in the first half.
Rice was targeted three times in the first two quarters but...
Today the Seattle Seahawks announced that Sidney Rice the former South Carolina Gamecock has been diagnosed with an ACL injury. This injury will cost in the entire 2013 season. The Hawks are already banged up at the wide receiver position. Percy Harvin will return hopefully this week for the Seahawks but they will need a […]
Pro Football Talk first reported that WR Sidney Rice has been diagnosed with a torn ACL and will subsequently miss the remainder of the season.
Since signing a five-year contract worth $41 million that included $18.5 million guaranteedRice posted totals of 97 receptions, 1463 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns over the course of 33 games with the Seahawks.
Rice, 27, is owed a...
Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice exited Seattle’s Monday Night Football matchup with the division-rival St. Louis Rams after sustaining an apparent knee injury, according to NBC Sports’ Curtis Crabtree. Rice was injured in the second quarter of the game on a pass intended for him in the end zone. He was being guarded at the time by Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins. Rice was...
SEATTLE, Wa– Third leading receiver of the NFC West leading Seattle Seahawks(7-1) Sidney Rice will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Rice went down in the 2nd quarter trying to make a play on a ball up in the end zone. Limping off it did not look good for Rice who […]
Sidney Rice has been diagnosed with a torn ACL in addition to the concussion he suffered in Monday night’s win over the St. Louis Rams.
Rice will likely be replaced by Percy Harvin in the starting lineup in Sunday’s game against the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
WR Sidney Rice has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) October 29...
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice will miss the remainder of the 2013 season with a torn ACL he sustained during their Monday Night Football matchup against the St. Louis Rams, according to NFL.com’s Dan Hanzus. Rice exited the divisional game in the second quarter with knee and head injuries. He did not return. Head coach Pete Carroll informed the media after Seattle’s...
According to a report via Pro Football Talk, Seattle Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice, will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/395303424205406208 This is a major blow for the Seahawks and Rice who was finally putting together a string of games without incident.
According to ProFootballTalk.com, Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice suffered a torn ACL during Monday night’s win over the Rams.
Per league source, Seahawks WR Sidney Rice has a torn ACL.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 29, 2013
The good news is that the Seahawks will be getting Percy Harvin back any week now.
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A Seattle offense coming off its worst statistical performance in more than two years took another hit Tuesday with the news that receiver Sidney Rice will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.
Rice suffered the injury in Monday’s 14-9 win at St. Louis, leaving after a play in the second quarter when he dived unsuccessfully to corral a Russell Wilson pass in the end zone...
After narrowly escaping with a victory against the St. Louis Rams, the Seattle Seahawks will host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 9. Despite playing an 0-7 team, prices for Seattle Seahawks tickets are still among the highest in the league this week. The average ticket on the secondary market is $218, which is 28% below the cost of an average Seahawks home game this year. A combination...
When the Seattle Seahawks take the field this upcoming Sunday against the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they will have to do so without wide receivers Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice. We know that they will still be with starters Golden Tate and Zach Miller, but it is my belief that Jermaine Kearse will be the man to fill Rice’s shoes. Tate has been Russell Wilson’s number one target...
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By TIM BOOTH AP Sports Writer The loss of wide receiver Sidney Rice for the season to a knee injury is just the latest problem for the Seattle Seahawks offense.
Seattle must now try to fill Rice's spot in a passing game already struggling due to poor protection for quarterback Russell Wilson.
The Seahawks gave up seven sacks...