Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice has practiced with a red jersey on ever since camp started, in order to alert his teammates that he couldn’t be hit as he continued to recover from offseason shoulder surgery on both of his shoulders.
“Rice practiced the first two weeks wearing a red jersey, denoting no contact. That’s gone this week as Rice is now participating in team drills, and even diving for balls. Rice won’t play in Saturday’s exhibition game at Denver, but his practice regimen is a sign of progress and that he may indeed be ready when the regular season begins,” reported Danny O’Neil of the Seattle Times.
“This is his first week back, getting banged around so we’ll give him some time,” coach Pete Carroll said. “See how that goes.”
Hopefully Rice can stay healthy and make an impact along with Braylon Edwards and Terrell Owens this season.