NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Wednesday that the veteran wide receiver has agreed to a one-year deal with the Seattle Seahawks, according to a source close to the deal. The move comes on the same day Rice visited with the New York Jets.
Rice confirmed the news of his deal via Instagram:
Rice, 27, was released by the Seahawks on Feb. 28 in a salary-cap related move. The door was always open for a return, however. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has spoken positively about Rice's recovery from ACL surgery and Seattle has a vacancy at outside receiver.
Health is the biggest question mark. Rice has battled knee issues for several years -- he traveled to Switzerland to undergo platelet-rich plasma therapy in July before suffering a torn ACL in October. He's missed large portions of two of the last three seasons after signing a five-year, $41 million contract with Seattle in 2011.
Rice, who was cleared for football activities this week, still presents a nice fit in Darrell Bevell's offense. Now Rice just needs to stay on the field long enough to prove it.
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