Seahawks place Sidney Rice on injured reserve

The Seattle Seahawks ruled wide receiver Sidney Rice out for Thursday’s game on Tuesday. Today, they ruled Rice out for the remainder of the season.

Rice was placed on season-ending injured reserve after suffering a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Washington Redskins, his second concussion in three weeks. With only five games remaining in the season, Seattle made the smart move with Rice.

We’re just trying to do the right thing and protect our guy,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said, according to the team’s Web site. “We love him and he’s a great kid in the program. We know he won’t get hurt again (this season), so we’ll get him strong and ready for next year.”

Rice was a blockbuster free-agent signing for the Seahawks and produced little. He caught 32 passes for 484 yards.

The Seahawks promoted linebacker Mike Morgan from the practice squad to take the roster spot.

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