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Seahawks to release WR Sidney Rice

Seahawks to release WR Sidney Rice

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice looks for the call against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. Photo: Associated Press, KPUG/AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice tweeted an apparent goodbye after a report about his pending release.

Rice tweeted on Friday afternoon saying the No. 12 would “remain on the left side of my chest no matter what! Grateful for the opportunity to share so many special moments w yall.”

The tweet seemed to be in response to an ESPN report that Seattle intended to release Rice. The team said no roster move has been made and the NFL transactions report showed no roster move Friday.

Releasing Rice would not be surprising. He is scheduled to make $8.5 million in 2014 and Seattle could use the cap savings in its attempts to re-sign Michael Bennett and extend Earl Thomas.

Rice missed most of last season with a torn ACL suffered at St. Louis on October 28. He signed a five-year, $41 million contract with the Seahawks in July 2011. He’s due $17.5 million in base salary over the next two seasons.

Rice had 97 receptions in three seasons with the Hawks. His 2011 season was also slowed by a concussion and shoulder problems that limited him to nine games.

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