Seahawks Receiver Rice Retires From NFL After Injuries

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice is retiring from the National Football League after an injury-filled career.

Rice, 27, spent seven seasons in the NFL with the Seahawks and Minnesota Vikings, winning the Super Bowl with Seattle last season.

Over his career, Rice missed a total of 31 games due to a variety of injuries, including the final eight games of the 2013 season with a torn knee ligament. He also missed seven games with Seattle in 2011 with concussions and knee pain.

“I was just thinking about things I’ve been through in the last few years,” Rice said on the team’s website. “I have quite a few injuries. It’s something I’ve always battled through and came back from, but I just figure at this point I have the rest of my life ahead of me and I want to be able to function and do things later down the road.”

Rice had 243 catches for 3,592 yards and 30 touchdowns during his career.

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