Sidney Rice No Lock For Week One?
The Seattle Seahawks were doing more than just their due diligence when they signed veteran wide receiver Terrell Owens. They may have also been finding a suitable replacement for another star wide receiver.
According to SI’s Peter King, Sidney Rice could be in danger of missing week one of the 2012 NFL regular season due to double shoulder surgery.
King warns that Owens is far from a roster lock, too, but then again, this is the same guy who would take Matt Forte as his second overall fantasy player. I’ll listen to him on the news front, and leave the fantasy advice elsewhere.
Regardless, King is right about Rice. Even if Rice does recover in time for week one, he’s no lock to last very long. Ricehas missed 17 out of his past 32 starts, and has played more than 13 games in a season just once in his entire career.
I know Owens is 38 and was out of football last year, but one could make an argument that he might be a safer pick than Rice these days. I won’t vouch for that thought just yet, but Rice not being 100% surely helps Owens’ value entering 2012.
Unlike some more supposedly rational minds, I don’t think Owens is in much danger of getting cut. He’s already shown the Seahawks he still has the speed and athleticism in an impressive workout on Monday. Now he just needs to be a team player and show he still has it on the field in the preseason. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until Seattle’s second preseason game to see just how much T.O. has left in the tank.