Sports briefly: Seahawks' Rice says he'll retire

  • Updated: July 24, 2014 - 12:55 AM

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday after an injury-filled career that included issues with concussions.

The Seahawks announced the former Viking’s decision two days before the start of training camp.

Rice played seven seasons and is retiring at age 27.

“I have enjoyed my experiences with all of my coaches, teammates and passionate Seahawks fans. I take great pride in knowing I was one of the players signed to help build the foundation of the team that ultimately won the Super Bowl,” Rice said in a statement.

“I’ll be joining the 12s in support of the Seahawks as they take on the challenge to repeat.”

Rice missed half of last season with the Seahawks after tearing an ACL against St. Louis. Rice re-signed with Seattle in the offseason on a $1 million, one-year deal. But he was going to be pushed to make the Seahawks’ final roster with the additions of draft picks Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood and a healthy Percy Harvin.

“The entire organization would like to thank Sidney for his leadership over the past three seasons,” Seattle General Manager John Schneider said. “His time as a Seahawks player displayed the core values that [coach] Pete [Carroll] and I aimed to bring to the program.”

Rice left the Vikings and signed with Seattle as a free agent before the 2011 season. He played in 33 regular-season games with the Seahawks, his best season coming in 2012 when he had 50 receptions and seven touchdowns and played all 16 games.

Rice’s best season overall came in 2009 with the Vikings when he was selected to the Pro Bowl after catching 83 passes for 1,312 yards and eight touchdowns.

But injuries always were part of the story with Rice. His breakout season with Minnesota in 2009 was followed by hip surgery that limited him to six games in 2010, his final season with the Vikings.

His first season with Seattle was shortened by a pair of concussions that eventually landed Rice on injured reserve. Rice started six of Seattle’s first eight games last season before injuring his knee against the Rams.

 

Broncos owner has Alzheimer’s disease

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is giving up control of the team because of Alzheimer’s disease. The 70-year-old Bowlen will no longer be a part of the club’s daily operations, the Broncos announced Wednesday. Team President Joe Ellis is adding the title of chief executive officer and will have final say on all matters. … Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drugs policy. … The Jets agreed to terms on a two-year deal with free-agent defensive end Jason Babin. … Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles is headed to training camp after agreeing to a two-year contract extension reportedly worth $18 million in new money.

 

tour de france

Poland’s Majka wins 17th stage

Poland’s Rafal Majka won the 17th stage of the Tour de France in a late breakaway on the last of four tough climbs in the Pyrenees.Vincenzo Nibali trailed by about a minute and gained key seconds on his main rivals as he retained the leader’s yellow jersey that he’s worn for all but two stages this year.

  • get related content delivered to your inbox

  • manage my email subscriptions

ADVERTISEMENT

question of the day

Poll: What should the Vikings do with Adrian Peterson?

Weekly Question

ADVERTISEMENT

Atlanta - WP: S. Miller 5 FINAL
Toronto - LP: D. Norris 2
Chicago WSox - LP: J. Quintana 1 FINAL
Detroit - WP: S. Greene 9
Miami - LP: T. Koehler 6 FINAL
NY Mets - WP: M. Harvey 7
NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda 5 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: M. Andriese 3
Philadelphia - LP: D. Buchanan 1 FINAL
Washington - WP: S. Strasburg 4
Baltimore - WP: M. Gonzalez 8 FINAL
Boston - LP: R. Porcello 3
Milwaukee - LP: M. Garza 2 FINAL
Pittsburgh - WP: G. Cole 5
LA Angels - LP: G. Richards 3 FINAL
Houston - WP: S. Feldman 4
Cleveland - LP: T. House 2 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: T. May 7
Oakland - LP: E. O`Flaherty 2 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: F. Morales 4
San Diego - WP: A. Cashner 5 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Lester 2
Arizona - WP: J. Hellickson 5 FINAL
San Francisco - LP: T. Hudson 1
Colorado - LP: E. Butler 0 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: B. McCarthy 7
Texas - LP: N. Feliz 10 FINAL
Seattle - WP: Y. Medina 11
Cincinnati - M. Leake 7:05 PM
St. Louis - A. Wainwright
Boston 100 FINAL
Cleveland 113
Brooklyn 92 FINAL
Atlanta 99
Portland 7:00 PM
Memphis
San Antonio 9:30 PM
LA Clippers
Washington 1 FINAL(OT)
NY Islanders 2
Nashville 2 FINAL
Chicago 4
Montreal 0 2nd Prd
Ottawa 1
Vancouver 9:00 PM
Calgary
New England 2 FINAL
Philadelphia 1
Portland 0 2nd Half
New York City 0
Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters
Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2014 preseason     
Aug 8 - vs. Oakland 7 pmX10-6
Aug 16 - vs. Arizona 7:30 pmX30-28
Aug 23 - at Kansas City 7 pmX30-12
Aug 28 - at Tennessee 7 pmX19-3
2014 regular season     
Sep 7 - at St. Louis NoonX34-6
Sep 14 - vs. New England NoonX30-7
Sep 21 - at New Orleans NoonX20-9
Sep 28 - vs. Atlanta 3:25 pmX41-28
Oct 2 - at Green Bay 7:25 pmX42-10
Oct 12 - vs. Detroit NoonX17-3
Oct 19 - at. Buffalo NoonX17-16
Oct 26 - at Tampa Bay NoonX19-13 ot
Nov 2 - vs. Washington NoonX29-26
Nov 9 - Bye
Nov 16 - at Chicago NoonX21-13
Nov. 23 - vs. Green Bay NoonX24-21
Nov. 30 - vs. Carolina NoonX31-13
Dec 7 - vs. NY Jets NoonX30-24 ot
Dec 14 - at Detroit 3:25 pmX16-14
Dec 21 - at Miami NoonX37-35
Dec 28 - vs. Chicago NoonX13-9
 
Close