Free agent receiver Sidney Rice Tweeted today that he has been cleared to begin cutting, a significant step on his road to recovery from the ACL injury he suffered Oct. 28 at St. Louis.
Great visit w Dr. Andrews today. Cleared to begin cutting at 5months and 1week.. Let's work! #PayAttention
— Sidney Rice (@sidneyrice) April 14, 2014
Rice was later released by the Seahawks but remains unsigned.
League sources have said since the day he was released, however, that there was a chance he could re-sign with the Seahawks, though obviously at a much lower salary than the $9.7 million cap hit he would have been for the 2014 season before being cut.
ProFootballTalk reported today that the Saints, Giants and Packers are also interested in Rice, along with the Seahawks and that a signing could happen soon. Seattle is set to begin its off-season workout program next Monday.
Seattle has a need for a receiver with the loss of Golden Tate to Detroit in free agency, though the Seahawks have signed two receivers since the end of the season in Taylor Price and former CFL Rookie of the Year Chris Matthews.