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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:00 pm    Post subject: Former Vikings, Seahawks WR Sidney Rice retires at age 27 Reply with quote

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The Seattle Seahawks will enter the 2014 season with one less player than they expected to have.

Per a league source, receiver Sidney Rice has decided to retire from football. The source says that the 27-year-old Rice’s decision arises from his history of concussions.


http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/23/seahawks-receiver-sidney-rice-is-retiring/


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good for him to walk away while he still can.

I'll always remember him for that unbelievable 2009 season. He was such a stud.

Thankfully, he was able to make his money and win a championship while calling it quits early.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its too bad he couldn't stay on the field, but atleast he gets to go out with a ring. He likely would have been fighting for the #6 WR spot on the roster.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He had all the physical talent to be a star at wideout, his body just kept giving out on him and he never recovered. Shame, but I'm glad he got his big payday and is choosing to walk away now while he still has his faculties.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meeker wrote:
Its too bad he couldn't stay on the field, but atleast he gets to go out with a ring. He likely would have been fighting for the #6 WR spot on the roster.

I'm glad he left with a ring. Dude deserved a ring.

I agree too. He probably was fighting for that 6th WR spot. I'm hoping Kevin Norwood can step up and be that big bodied WR that Seattle needs.


On a side note Rice will probably do great outside of football. He already owns 5 Wingstop franchises around the Seattle area.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he's making the right decision. No sense trying to play out a full career if you won't even be able to tell your kids or grandkids about it because you can't remember it.

I wish him the best in his future endeavors.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame. He really looked good that one year with Favre
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Concussions are no joke. I really can't blame the guy. I hope he finds happiness elsewhere.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Norwood is most likely a lock to make this team now.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a shame he had to go out like that but good on him for making the right decision for his health. He was living the dream and I'm sure he always envisioned having a long career but sometimes things just don't work out the way you planned.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I first read this story on another site, they had a picture up of Rice that looked a lot like Richard Sherman..I was like Shocked Shocked

Sucks to see guys retire young. He had such a good season with Favre in Minnesota
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smart move by a good guy. Played well and hard for the Hawks when his body allowed him to; his game winners vs the Bears and Patriots were big for the franchises turnaround. Glad he got a ring.

Seems like the type of guy that will have a good life off the field.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sucks that concussions had to ruin his career. He had so much promise early on.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always liked watching Rice, especially in 2009. Sucks that injuries shortened his career.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Tate, no Rice, Harvin will get KO'd for 4-6 games. Lynch is getting 300+ carries again.
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