Richard Sherman will have one less receiver to practice with after Sidney Rice announced his retirement today.
— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) July 23, 2014
Rice originally played with the Vikings after being drafted 44th overall in 2007. His breakout year came in 2009 when he caught 83 passes for 1,312 yards and 8 TDs, earning a Pro Bowl selection in the process. An injury shortened his 2010 campaign and the team released him at the end of the season.
Rice signed with the Seahawks for a 5-year, $41 million contract in 2011 but played only 9 games in his first season. In 2012 Rice started all 16 games and recorded 50 receptions for 748 yards and 7 TDs. He missed 8 games in 2013 due to injuries and was briefly cut by the team before being re-signed at a lower rate in February. He received a ring for being a part of the Seahawks Superbowl XLVIII victory.
Rice had missed 25 games since 2010 because of various injuries.