Jets, Saints, Seahawks all in play for Sidney Rice
Eric Decker may not be the only free agent receiver the Jets sign.
Sidney Rice, who was cut by the Seahawks last month, is drawing interest from the Jets, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
But the Saints -- who have been far more aggressive in free agency than most expected -- are also interested. And the Seahawks would still like to bring Rice back at the right price.
Rice was a Pro Bowler early in his career with the Vikings, and shortly after the lockout ended in 2011, Rice signed a five-year, $41 million contract with the Seahawks. But in Seattle he didn’t become quite the player the Seahawks were hoping for, and last year he managed just 15 catches for 231 yards and three touchdowns.
Although Rice has been limited by injuries in the last few years, he’s only 27 years old. If he can get healthy for 16 games, he could be a significant addition to some team’s offense. So it’s not surprising that multiple teams are interested.