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Sidney Rice gets 5 years, $41M from Seahawks

Posted on: July 27, 2011 8:01 pm
Edited on: July 27, 2011 9:34 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

With the exception of Rex Ryan's crew making a big-time, big-money play for Santonio Holmes, the high-profile wideout market's been a little quiet. Not anymore -- according to a report, Sidney Rice has agreed to terms with the Seattle Seahawks and will be goin' out west on a five-year deal.

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, who initially reported the news, did not provide immediate information on the financials of the deal.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reporte that Rice will receive $41 million over the course of the deal with $18.5 million guaranteed.

Free Agent Frenzy

One very interesting point: Rice is probably going to have to pass a physical before that deal is consummated. That's no surprise for any free agent, but most of the players we're discussing aren't coming off a year where they struggled with a hip injury.

Another interesting point: as we mentioned when discussing the recent signing of Tarvaris Jackson, the Seahawks were very much in the market for Rice thanks to the presence of Jackson and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, formerly of the Vikings.

The reunion might not necessarily guarantee on-field offensive success for the Seahawks, but Seattle's ability to put up points looks improved over 2010. And if they can land a franchise quarterback in 2012, they might actually have a nice little thing going on up there.

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 19, 2011 2:52 am
 

Sidney Rice gets 5 years, $41M from Seahawks

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Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: July 29, 2011 12:22 am
 

Sidney Rice gets 5 years, $41M from Seahawks

Diommi86,

You obviously don't know much about the Seahawks.  Yes, the Seahawks gave a #1 for Branch, who was a #3 receiver in New England.  And if you knew anything about the Seahawks you'd know from day one Holmgren didn't envision Branch as a #1.  What he continually said was that Branch would give them an element (in an elusive slot guy) that they didn't have. 

Nate Burleson was never a #1 receiver.  Not in Minnesota, not in Seattle.

TJ Houshmandzadeh was always a #2 behind Ochocinco.   Ochocinco was the guy who command double-teams and Houshmandzadeh ran free as a result.  Most of the concern over his signing was because they were giving #1 money to a career #2/3 guy.

By your logic, any receiver they signed must have been signed TO BE a #1.  They signed Brandon Stokley last year hoping he'd be a #1, right?  Of course not. 

Go back and check the first clown's comments, he called these guys #1s - meaning they were #1s before they came to Seattle.

Not one of the three guys mentioned was a star.  Not one a true #1.  Maybe there's room for argument based on how you define a #1, but that clown was just trying to bang on the Seahawks with a BS statement that wasn't true.  Sidney Rice is the first guy they've signed who was considered a #1 around the league.  Personally, I don't like the signing, but that's the fact. 



Since: Nov 24, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 6:07 pm
 

Sidney Rice gets 5 years, $41M from Seahawks


Before you go bashing someone elses comment, you might want to check your own facts.  I gather you may "call" yourself a Seahawks fan, but if you really were an intelligent fan, you would realize the Seahawks gave a 1st round pick to the Patriots for Branch, who you say was a #3.  Not many teams (ok, none) would give up a 1st rounder for a #3 receiver.  Nate Burleson was given a huge contract to attempt to be a #1 receiver...  I think you may sense a pattern here, but I will continue...  And finally, TJ Houshmanzadeh was signed to be the #1 in Seattle as well.  Three attempts, and three swings and misses.  Join the real world fella...



Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Sidney Rice gets 5 years, $41M from Seahawks

So Brett Favre made Rice?  Did Favre run out and also catch the passes he through to Rice?  Remember, a lot of receivers had trouble catching Favre passes.  Rice didn't.



Since: Apr 12, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 3:14 pm
 

Sidney Rice gets 5 years, $41M from Seahawks

I would rather have the vikes put money towards AP & Greenway next year than overpay for Sidney this year. JMO



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 3:08 pm
 

Sidney Rice gets 5 years, $41M from Seahawks

Serphnx,

This is the first #1 WR Seattle's ever signed.  Nate Burleson was never a #1.  Deion Branch was a #3 when they traded for him.  Houshmandzadeh was #2 behind Ochocinco.  So, who are you talking about?




Since: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Sidney Rice gets 5 years, $41M from Seahawks

Im do not like tarvaris jackson at all but i also dont see him being with the team for long. I think the Hawks should go and see what the market is for Vince Young. He's not the best but he would be an improvement over Whitehurst and T Jack



Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 2:41 pm
 

Sidney Rice gets 5 years, $41M from Seahawks

Maybe Minnesota can get someone else or hit lightning in a bottle with another receiver talent.  Maybe they could steal Jones away from Green Bay and even things up a bit in the NFC North.

Please. "Steal" Jones. The Packers are not trying to re-sign him, at least at his salary requirements. He can be very good at times, but he also drops big passes even when all alone and looking at a sure TD, or at least a crucial 1st down. Can a team pay big bucks for a guy who can cost you the game? Every big play that goes to Jones is an adventure. He's missed on more big plays than he has hit. What's that worth to a team?

As far as evening things up, you'd have to replace Rice before the Vikings receiving corps will be close to what it could have been if they kept Rice in MN. The Vikings have some work to do if they want to make any ground on the Packers, who will enjoy the huge bump Grant and Finley give them in 2011.


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