By Brady Henderson
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll didn’t rule out the possibility of bringing back Sidney Rice after the receiver was released earlier this offseason, and now a report states it’s a possibility.
Seattle is at least interested, according to a tweet Thursday evening from Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. This comes a day after the Seahawks lost their leading receiver from last season when Golden Tate signed with Detroit.
The team reportedly added another receiver Wednesday, agreeing to terms with Taylor Price. But given the fact that he didn’t play last season and has only appeared in six games since entering the NFL in 2010 it’s hard to imagine Seattle counting on Taylor to be a major contributor in 2014, let alone come anywhere close to replacing Tate’s production.
Rice would be another option for Seattle, and presumably an inexpensive one considering he’s coming off ACL surgery and has a history of durability issues. Rice, 27, caught 15 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns in eight games last season before tearing his ACL. Carroll said last month that Rice was well ahead of schedule following his surgery, even calling it “almost unheard of” how quickly he’s recovering.
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