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Report: Sidney Rice retiring from football

Citing concussions as reason. Jason Butt

Print This July 23, 2014, 04:00 PM EST

Seattle Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice has decided to retire from the NFL, according to Pro Football Talk.

Rice was re-signed this offseason after being released. The report cites multiple concussions as Rice's reason to retire from the game. A year ago, Rice sustained an ACL tear that prematurely ended his 2013 season and caused him to miss Seattle's Super Bowl run.

Rice was drafted by Minnesota in 2007 and had a breakout season in 2009, when he caught 83 passes for 1,312 yards and eight touchdowns. However, since 2010, with both Minnesota and Seattle, Rice caught a total of 114 passes for 1,743 yards and 14 touchdowns.

The Seahawks will miss his veteran leadership but have a couple of playmakers at the position in Percy Harvin and Doug Baldwin to where they should be fine in 2014. However, depth is quite thin behind the top two receivers.

Then again, who needs receiver depth when Marshawn Lynch is in the backfield.

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