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

Seahawks WR Sidney Rice is retiring from the NFL

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice has decided to retire from the NFL according to Pro Football Talk. The decision to retire is a result of concussions.

Rice is only 27-years-old and fresh off a Super Bowl win, suggesting that the concussion issues he has suffered are severe or severe enough that he doesn’t want to risk his long-term health by continuing to play. It is just the latest in the ongoing concussion situation in the NFL.

Rice has only played a full 16 games in a season twice in his seven season career, and only once from the 2010 season on has he played double digit games.

Rice was trying to overcome a knee injury to get ready for training camp and was expected to be ready but possibly not for the first day of camp according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Rice was also reportedly losing ground in the depth chart at wide receiver for the Seahawks and ESPN Seahawks reporter Terry Blount suggested that Rice was the “odd man out” at the position entering training camp.

Rice’s career ends with 243 receptions for 3,592 yards and 30 touchdowns.

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