Injuries have been a major part of Rice's career arc since being taken in the second round of the 2007 draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He's missed 25 games since the 2010 season and had been recovering from a torn ACL suffered in Week 8 of last season.
Rice's best season came in 2009 in Minnesota (the good Brett Favre year), when he had 83 receptions for 1,312 yards and eight touchdowns. That performance led to a Pro Bowl nod and a five-year, $41 million deal with the Seahawks in 2010. It was a contract general manager John Schneider lived to regret.