In an effort to free up cap space, the Seattle Seahawks released WR Sidney Rice and DE Red Bryant. Rice would have cost the Seahawks 7.3 million against cap this coming year; Bryant 5.5 million. Both of the veterans were informed of their impending release on Feb. 21, a week before they were officially cut.
Rice cashed in on his one fantastic year in Minnesota several years ago, but hasn't done much since. With Percy Harvin , Doug Baldwin , and Golden Tate handling the receiving duties down the stretch for the Seahawks there was virtually no chance that the rangy, often injured Rice would be on the team in 2014.
Rice went down week 8 against St. Louis with an ACL injury, holding him to just 231 yards on the season. If Rice can pass a physical, he could hook on with a team early in the 2014 season. Typically an ACL tear means a year off, so keep an eye on Rice as the season starts, he's still a tall, fast receiver who, despite being a veteran, is only 27 years old. He may be a nice 2014 waiver add.
WR Percy Harvin remains the top fantasy target out of Seattle next season.