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Could Sidney Rice miss the remainder of 2010?

Posted on: November 17, 2010 11:08 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The short answer to the question of Sidney Rice missing the rest of the year: YES. The long answer, well, that's a bit more complicated, thanks to myriad reasons.

Anyway, Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins of the Minnesota Star-Tribune point out that the Vikes have a week from Wednesday to activate Rice from the Physically Unable to Perform list, or else he'll be required to remain on the list and miss the remainder of 2010.

It seemed like Rice might play on Sunday when Minnesota lost to Chicago (even if it was only 30 snaps, as Brad Childress had previously mentioned), but he didn't and that's on Rice, who will make the ultimate decision about whether he's healthy enough to go.

There's just a couple of issues there, however -- because Rice is coming off hip surgery, he has a perfectly legitimate excuse for "not being right." But there was some controversy about the surgery in the first place, because some folks believed it's timing belied Rice's unhappiness with not receiving a new contract from Minnesota. If he and agent Drew Rosenhaus believe that the Vikings won't offer more money any time soon, it's entirely plausible that Rice's decision on his health could be influenced by such factors.

The wideout's leverage in negotiations has also increased recently, with the departure of Randy Moss to the Titans and the resulting promotion of Hank Baskett and Bernard Berrian on the depth chart. Yes, Percy Harvin is immensely talented and a key piece to the future of the Vikes' offense, but combining him and Rice would make things easier for whoever replaces Brett Favre (via trade, draft or default to Tavaris Jackson) and Brad Childress next year.

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Since: Nov 15, 2010
Posted on: November 17, 2010 8:04 pm
 

Could Sidney Rice miss the remainder of 2010?

I think he will be back and heres why,the vikings season is not over just yet and no I am not a vikings fan.They still have a chance if they win this week.Also sidney Rice posted on his website that he plans to play this week it will be a saturday decision but he is not ruled out.Yes it will take one good winning streak for the purple to get in the playoffs but its not over until its over.If your wondering I am a bengals fan by the way.



Since: Oct 27, 2010
Posted on: November 17, 2010 5:46 pm
 

Could Sidney Rice miss the remainder of 2010?

There's no reason for Rice to play again this year, there's no chance he's 100% recovered from his surgery, rushing him back to take uncessary hits in a lost season is just retarded.



Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2010 5:36 pm
 

Could Sidney Rice miss the remainder of 2010?

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p; You do have to admit he is worth more than $350,000



Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2010 5:31 pm
 

Could Sidney Rice miss the remainder of 2010?

Yes, he had one very good/great season. However, people must remember that he didn't even start the first  3 or 4 games last year and once he started playing; Brett Favre started throwing. That playoff game against the Cowboys should've warranted a new contract. I think that Bernard Berrian making 2.5 million and Sidney Rice only making $350,000 is a huge insult to the game and that pathetic franchise. END OF STORY




Since: Aug 2, 2007
Posted on: November 17, 2010 5:26 pm
 

Could Sidney Rice miss the remainder of 2010?

When you said T Jack might be the next "mini Vick" thats when i stopped reading...so much for your credibility!  He had 2 years as a starter and proved nothing!  The knock on Vick is running too much and you want a mini version that still cant find a receiver on a route???  No thanks!!!!!!!



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