Concussions Force Seahawks Wide Receiver Sidney Rice To Retire

Earlier this offseason the Seahawks resigned wide receiver Sidney Rice in hopes the 27-year-old pass catcher would help fill out a receiving corp that will be without Golden Tate in 2014.

Now, according to, it looks like those plans have been scuttled.

According to Profootballtalk’s Mike Florio:

Per a league source, receiver Sidney Rice has decided to retire from football. The source says that the 27-year-old Rice’s decision arises from his history of concussions.

More recently, Rice has been unable to play due to a knee injury suffered during the 2013 season. A torn ACL caused him to miss eight games in the regular season and the playoffs.

Rice was resigned in April and set to make $1 million in the coming season.

UPDATE: The team has confirmed Rice’s retirement via Twitter.

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