That was the word from general manager John Schneider, who told reporters the team expected Rice back for training camp.
We spoke with Schneider about so many subjects -- trading up for a quarterback, Marshawn Lynch as a candidate for the franchise tag, Red Bryant's value as a core player, Pete Carroll's affinity for K.J. Wright as a middle linebacker -- that the Rice revelation nearly slipped my mind.
Rice went on injured reserve last season after playing through a labrum injury in one shoulder. The other shoulder had been a problem since Rice was in college. Doctors decided to fix both shoulders this offseason.
Rice came to Seattle in free agency last offseason amid concerns about a previous hip operation. Having two shoulder surgeries instead of one raises additional questions about durability.
Rice, 25, has missed 17 games over the past two seasons.