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Old 07-23-2014, 04:43 PM   #1
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The Rogue Report ‏@thejournalist44 9m Surprising news from the #Gaffney product RT @ProFootballTalk: Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice is retiring, per league source.
This is very surprising. Could his injury be degenerative??
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:44 PM   #2
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Old 07-23-2014, 04:47 PM   #3
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Man, what a talent. Sad to see his career ended by injury
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:03 PM   #4
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Default Re: Sidney Rice Retiring From NFL

Sucks to hear. Was my favorite Gamecock while he was playing for us, and rooted for him in the League. Would love to have him come on as a WR Coach.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:04 PM   #5
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Sterling, then Sidney; I hope this fate does not befall Alshon!
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:05 PM   #6
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Default Re: Sidney Rice Retiring From NFL

Hate to see this, he just couldn't stay healthy in the NFL.
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Yikes, that sucks.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:13 PM   #8
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Default Re: Sidney Rice Retiring From NFL

Sid seems like an enlightened dude. If concussions are mounting on him and he has saved/invested properly, there is no reason to keep playing if his health is at risk.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:14 PM   #9
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I don't blame him. At 28, he has money and has benefits for life-playing the league minimum five years. Being thin framed, his body was always taking a serious beating too.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:16 PM   #10
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Sucks. But his injures did pile up. I couldn't believe it's been 7 years since he played at USC
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:20 PM   #11
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:20 PM   #12
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Default Re: Sidney Rice Retiring From NFL

That's too bad. Seemed to be injured a good bit in the NFL.

Wish him all the best.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:27 PM   #13
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That's the Chicken Curse attitude we need!!!
So I narrow my statement down to the WR spot then you go claim I am ranting about The CC? Whatever!
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:30 PM   #14
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Default Re: Sidney Rice Retiring From NFL

I don't blame him given all his injuries. Seems like he's spent the last 7 years recovering from injury. That's a crappy, albeit well paying, job. Hopefully he doesn't have too many long term issues. Good for him not getting too caught up in the money to let go.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:35 PM   #15
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Alshon has the body size to play in the NFL.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:35 PM   #16
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Default Re: Sidney Rice Retiring From NFL

He really was left no option he wasn't going to make the roster anyway. He needs to take Brett Favre out to dinner at some point in the near future.
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:37 PM   #17
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He really was left no option he wasn't going to make the roster anyway. He needs to take Brett Favre out to dinner at some point in the near future.
Isn't Brett speaking soon in Cola? Maybe the two can hook up then!
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:55 PM   #18
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Sterling, then Sidney; I hope this fate does not befall Alshon!
Alshon is a different breed. He will be the best WR when he retires from the NFL.
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I don't blame him. At 28, he has money and has benefits for life-playing the league minimum five years. Being thin framed, his body was always taking a serious beating too.
Yeah, I am not sure how much of his 41 million dollar contract in 2011 was guaranteed, but I imagine he should be at least in the 30 million earned area by now. He seems very smart, and he's 28. Nice life ahead of him I hope.
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He had bad luck with injuries but at least he got to catch from Brett Farve.
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