Sidney Rice is ready To Play

Published on September 24, 2011 by     Seahawks.Com News (Feed)

After sitting out the first two games with a sore shoulder, wide receiver Sidney Rice will make his regular-season debut for the Seahawks in Sunday’s home opener.

To say that Sidney Rice is ready to make his Seahawks’ regular-season debut in Sunday’s home opener isn’t entirely correct.

That’s because the former Pro Bowl wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings who signed with the Seahawks in late July was actually ready to play last week.

“I do feel like I could have played last week,” Rice said Friday after practice. “I tried to get out there (in practice) and sneak a few reps in, but they kept pulling me out of there last week.”

So the first regular-season glimpse fans will get of Rice comes Sunday at CenturyLink Field when the Seahawks host the NFC West rival Arizona Cardinals.

“This week I was able to get out starting Wednesday and go full-go,” he said. “I didn’t get pulled out of any drills or anything like that. I also had no problems with my shoulder.”

It’s difficult to tell who’s more excited: Rice, or quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, who played with Rice in Minnesota the past four seasons and helped recruit him after he agreed to sign with the Seahawks.

“It means a lot,” Jackson said when asked about Rice’s return. “If we can get one-on-one (coverage) outside with him that will be great. But if not, it will help our running game if they try to put another safety over the top to help cover him.”

Then there’s the “comfort factor” that comes with throwing the ball in Rice’s direction – because of the rapport they developed while in Minnesota; but also because of Rice’s ridiculous catch radius and sure hands.

“Definitely, I’m very comfortable with him,” Jackson said. “I’m comfortable with the other guys too, but there’s a lot more familiarity with Sid.”

Rice was listed as probable on the injury report Friday, a designation that means there’s a 75 percent he’ll play. But it sounds like a precautionary move.

“He’s going to play,” coach Pete Carroll said. “We’ve got to make sure he wakes up right and all that. But he had a great week and we’re excited to have him back.”

Rice seemed to get better, and be more comfortable, in each practice this week.

“It’s just natural for him to feel better when he sees what he can do and all that,” Carroll said. “He had a good week last week, too.”

Friday, Rice tested his shoulder by fully extending his body and reaching up to grab a pass in the end zone, as well as reaching down to catch a low pass.

“You always want to be out there on the field, you don’t want to let an injury hold you back,” Rice said. “You’re hurt, you’re hurt. You can’t do much about it, but work your tail off and try to get back out there as soon as possible.

via The Rice is ready.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fair Use Notice This website may at times present copyrighted material, the use of which might not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Such material is made available in an effort to advance understandings of democratic, economic, environmental, human rights, political, scientific, and social justice issues, among others. The author believes that this constitutes a fair use of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the articles published on this website are distributed without profit for research and informational purposes. In most instances a link is placed to originator of Article and it is never expressly mentioned as written by, we use published by certain entities who write or publish for this said Blog..

Tell Us What's On Your Mind (0)




WP-SpamFree by Pole Position Marketing

REMEMBERING A LEGEND!

LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS

Rice

Seahawks bring back receiver Sidney Rice

Wide receiver Sidney Rice agreed to terms Wednesday on a one-year deal to return to the Seattle Seahawks. Rice ...
122220

Seahawks with the most to gain: Bruce Irvin

Room to grow.Seattle has plenty of it, which seems odd to say considering the Seahawks are coming off ...
628x471

Kaepernick, Lockette being investigated for ‘suspicious incident’

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ricardo Lockette is being investigated along with San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick and ...
140409-preseason-600-beauty

Seahawks preseason schedule announced, features Super Bowl rematch with Denver Broncos

Seahawks preseason features matchups with the Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, Chicago Bears, and Oakland Raiders. While not quite ...
140408-ms-opener-trophy-600

Super Bowl champion Seahawks celebrated at Seattle Mariners home opener

The Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seahawks were honored during a special ceremony prior to the Seattle Mariners' home ...
etjml.AuSt.5

Extension shows Seahawks believe in Carroll-Schneider ‘lovefest’

Friday’s gathering at Seahawks headquarters wasn’t as much about a new contract as it was a renewal of ...
140404-carroll-presser-600

Pete Carroll agrees to new three-year deal with Seahawks

Entering the final year of his original five-year contract, head coach Pete Carroll has agreed to a new ...
140403chancellor660

A happy, water-filled birthday to Kam Chancellor

Thursday is Kam Chancellor’s 26th birthday, and the Seahawks’ All-Pro strong safety is asking you to celebrate by ...

Shop for Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl XLVIII Champs Merchandise at NFLShop.com

Shop for Conference Champs and Super Bowl XLVIII Match Up Merchandise at NFLShop.com

WELCOME TO THE SEAHAWKS 12TH MAN ARMY.

WE TAKE PRIDE IN GIVING SEAHAWKS FANS AROUND THE CLOCK UPDATES,  ALL SEAHAWKS ALL THE TIME. SO IF YOU WANT THE LATEST SEAHAWKS NEWS DELIVERED FOR FREE RIGHT TO YOUR EMAIL BOX ONCE A WEEK, SIGN UP AND ENJOY!

WE HAVE BEEN PROUDLY SERVING DIEHARD SEAHAWKS FANS SINCE 2004.

Enter your Email

Preview | Powered by FeedBlitz