Renton, WA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Seattle Seahawks on Wednesday placed wide receiver Sidney Rice on season-ending injured reserve thanks to a torn ACL suffered in Monday night’s win over St. Louis.
The seventh-year pro totaled 15 receptions for 231 yards and three touchdowns in eight games this season. Rice also saw the 2011 campaign – his first with Seattle — ended with a stint on IR thanks to a concussion.
To fill the roster spot, the Seahawks elevated wideout Ricardo Lockette to the active roster and signed wide receiver Josh Lenz to the practice squad.
Rice, a South Carolina product, has only played two full seasons in his seven-year NFL career due to an assortment of injuries.
The 27-year-old missed the final seven games of the 2011 season, his first with Seattle, with multiple concussions. Hip surgery limited Rice to just six games the previous year, while then a member of the Minnesota Vikings.
Seattle is expected to get back wide receiver Percy Harvin in the coming weeks, though it is unsure if he will play when Seattle hosts the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 9. Harvin has yet to play this season as he continues his recovery from hip surgery.
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