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Rice suffered through injury-plagued season

Updated: March 6, 2002, 3:37 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

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The Detroit Lions released starting strong safety Ron Rice on Wednesday, just one day after adding unrestricted veteran Brian Walker.

The move demonstrated yet again that for most free agent actions, there is a corresponding reaction.

Rice, 29, is coming off a season marred by a neck injury that limited him to just eight games. However, he is still regarded as a productive defender and for years has been one of the most underrated strong safeties in the league. His release ...

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