Sidney Rice, Seattle Seahawks WR, announces retirement from NFL

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice holds his Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice holds his helmet as he stands on the field during warmups before an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, in Seattle. Photo Credit: AP Photo Elaine Thompson

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RENTON, Wash. - Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice is retiring from the NFL after an injury-plagued career that included issues with concussions.

The Seahawks announced Rice's decision Wednesday, two days before the start of training camp. The news was first reported by Pro Football Talk.

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Rice missed half of last season with the Seahawks after tearing his ACL against St. Louis. Rice re-signed with Seattle in the offseason on a $1 million, one-year deal. But he was going to be pushed to make the Seahawks' final roster with the additions of draft picks Paul Richardson and Kevin Norwood and a healthy Percy Harvin.

Rice signed with Seattle as a free agent before the 2011 season. He played in 33 regular-season games with the Seahawks, his best season coming in 2012 when he had 50 receptions and seven touchdowns and played all 16 games.

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