Report: Sidney Rice retiring from football

<p> Seattle Seahawks receiver <a href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/07/23/seahawks-receiver-sidney-rice-is-retiring/">Sidney Rice has decided to retire from the NFL</a>, according to Pro Football Talk.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p> Then again, who needs receiver depth when Marshawn Lynch is in the backfield.</p> <p> Follow me on Twitter: <a href="http://twitter.com/jasonhbutt">@JasonHButt</a></p>
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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