Less than one month after giving Sidney Rice a Super Bowl ring, the Seattle Seahawks are expected to release their receiver (per NFL Insider Adam Schefter).
What are the chances that Minnesota looks at re-signing their former receiver for the 2014-15 season? Probably not very high.
Bringing Rice back would be an extremely risky move. The Vikings are not in a position to make risky moves.
Rice signed a five-year contract worth $41 million with Seattle in July 2011. However, the 27-year-old has been hindered by injuries since joining the Hawks.
While the Vikings likely wanted to re-sign the receiver following the 2010 season, injuries were a concern even then. Rice played only six games during his last year in Minnesota, and he underwent a microfracture hip surgery. The recovery went well, though, and Seattle took a chance on the free agent. After all, Rice was (is?) a guy with the skill set to succeed in the NFL.