John Clayton of ESPN doesn’t expect the Seahawks to sign wide receiver Sidney Rice, who despite a hip injury that limited his production last season is considered one of the game’s best young receivers.
The 24-year-old decided he wouldn’t re-sign with the Vikings before testing free agency. When he does, Clayton expects him to be too expensive for the Seahawks.
“If they want Sidney Rice they’re going to have to pay anywhere between eight and $10 million and I just don’t see them doing that; they have other needs,” Clayton said Thursday on the Kevin Calabro Show by way of Brady Henderson of MyNorthwest.com. “I think it’d be nice to get another receiver but I think they’ve addressed the receiving corps pretty well.
“Financially, they have enough dollars to do it. They’re $39 million under a $120 million cap but the one thing is, going for a wide receiver prevents them pretty much from going for the other positions that I think they need more dramatically.”