Dec 29, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice (18) signs a jersey prior to the game against the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
As we start this week one article really caught my attention and that is one on ESPN.com and how the Houston Texans should sign free agent wide receiver Sidney Rice.
The article said of Rice:
"“Adding Rice would make them even better, and it shouldn’t be a move that will hurt the Texans financially. They are estimated to only have about $11 million in cap room, which certainly isn’t much, but Rice won’t command a big contract because teams are leery of his injury history.”"
Just because he would be cheaper doesn’t mean the Texans should just up and sign him. Shouldn’t they be worried about his injury history as well?
I’m not so sure about this, as we saw what happened to this team last season when they were bit the injury bug … do they need to make that even easier to happen next season?
The upside of signing Rice is that fact he is just 27 years old, but I always go back to the fact he’s seems to be more injury prone than others. This past season with the Seattle Seahawks he played in eight games, making 15 receptions for 231 yards and three touchdowns.
In the past four seasons Rice has played 16 games just once, with the three other seasons playing in a combined 23 regular season games.
• Here is an article from the Houston Chronicle’s Ultimate Texans blog on the 2014 salary cap, that is to be set at $133 million for NFL teams.
• CSN Houston has an article about Blake Bortles and how NFL Flims producer Greg Cosell thinks Bortles is the best QB in the draft.
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