MONDAY, 9:45am: Rice gets a $1MM base salary from the Seahawks, with a signing bonus of $150K, tweets Tom Pelissero of USA Today. Seattle also covers its bases with a $500K split salary in case of injury, while Rice can earn up to $250K in per-game roster bonuses, tweets Pelissero.
WEDNESDAY, 6:55pm: The Seahawks have re-signed wide receiver Sidney Rice to a one-year deal, a league source tells Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk (on Twitter). Exact financial terms of the deal are not yet known, but Florio writes that it’s worth more than the league minimum.
Rice was in New York area to meet with the Jets today but he’ll try and help Seattle work towards a championship repeat rather than join up with Michael Vick and Chris Johnson. The 27-year-old has missed a good deal time with injuries across the course of his career and 2013 was no different. He started all 16 games for the Seahawks in 2012, but finished the season with fairly modest numbers — 50 receptions, 748 receiving yards, and seven touchdowns. Although he may never again match the Pro Bowl numbers he posted in 2009 (83 catches, 1,312 yards), the former second-round pick still looks capable of providing a positive impact for an NFL team if he can stay healthy.
On Monday, Rice received clearance to return to football activities from Dr. James Andrews.