Sidney Rice agrees to one-year deal with Seahawks

Apr 16, 2014, 5:07 PM | Updated: Apr 17, 2014, 11:11 am

By Brent Stecker

Sidney Rice won’t be leaving Seattle after all.

The free-agent wide receiver, who the Seahawks released earlier this offseason, has agreed to terms with the team on a one-year deal. Rice himself tweeted the news Wednesday afternoon.

Terms of the deal have yet to be disclosed.

The 28-year-old Rice spent the past three seasons with the Seahawks, but his 2013 was cut short by an ACL tear in the eighth game of the season. He finished the year with 15 receptions for 231 yards. He was cleared by doctors to work out for teams on Monday, and was reportedly taking a physical for the New York Jets shortly before signing with the Seahawks.

Seattle released the 6-foot-4, 202-pound Rice in February from a five-year, $41 million contract he signed in 2011, saving the team $7.3 million in salary cap space.

The Seahawks ended up with a need at wide receiver after Golden Tate signed with the Detroit Lions.

Rice was a Pro Bowler in 2009 for the Minnesota Vikings, a year when he totaled 83 receptions for 1,312 yards.

His best year in Seattle was 2012, when he caught 50 passes for 748 yards and seven touchdowns.

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