Oct 17, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice (18) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Sidney Rice to be cleared in time for OTAs

The future of wide receiver Sidney Rice may be rich in terms of his bank account but his playing days seemed to be numbered earlier this year. They were indeed numbered — with the Seahawks at least — but it appears that he’s primed for a comeback in 2014 and will be looking for a team this weekend and next week when free agency opens.

One problem with Rice is his injuries as he’s missed a ton of time with the Seahawks including mostly all of the 2013 campaign. But while injury concerns will lower his price and narrow interest, Rice looks to be ready to start OTAs healthy this summer.

ACL injuries are rough business but not as rough as they once were. Where the injury was borderline career ending five years ago, medical science has helped players heal quicker and safer nowadays. That’s now a guarantee that Rice will be a Pro Bowl receiver again, but he’ll get interest and being healthy for OTAs is a great selling point in free agency.

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