The Seattle Seahawks traded for Percy Harvin in the off-season, but he has not been able to get on the field this season. The Seahawks are going to need him more than ever after another former Vikings’ wide receiver Sidney Rice tore his ACL against the Rams on Monday night according to John Breech of CBSSports.com as of Oct. 30:
It's a good thing the Seahawks are getting Percy Harvin back soon because the team will have one less receiver going forward. Sidney Rice has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced on Tuesday.
The Seahawks won the game 14-9, but their offense was not impressive. This season Rice had 15 catches for 231 yards and three touchdowns. Rice was signed a five year deal worth $41 million with the Seahawks in 2011, but has not been able to produce after signing such a lofty contract. He is due $8.5 million next year, but he will more than likely be released after three disappointing three years.
Seattle did not make a move at the NFL trade deadline and instead opted to sign somebody within the organization. The team announced they have signed Ricardo Lockette from the practice squad and Rice was placed on the season ending injured reserve. Lockette is an undrafted free agent and has spent his first three seasons in the NFL primarily in the practice squad.
The team is hopeful Percy Harvin will be returning soon after hurting his hip in the off-season. Harvin will bring an explosive dynamic to the offense and take some pressure off Russell Wilson. The Seahawks probably do not need Harvin this week, they will face a winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers team at home.
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