Seahawks place WR Rice on injured reserve

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice looks for the call against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, in Glendale, Ariz. Photo: KPUG/AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

Seahawks place WR Rice on injured reserve

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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