Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Updated: July 28, 12:05 PM ET
Source: Seahawks, Rice reach deal
ESPN.com news services
The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a five-year, $41 million contract with wide receiver Sidney Rice, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
After a breakout 2009 season where he racked up 1,312 yards receiving with eight touchdown catches, the 24-year-old Rice had hip surgery last August and missed the Minnesota Vikings' first nine games in 2010.
The 6-foot-4, 202-pound wideout finished the year with 17 receptions for 280 yards and two touchdowns.
He was selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2009 but missed the game when he was injured in the NFC championship game against New Orleans.
He signed a four-year contract after being drafted in the second round by the Vikings in 2007.
Who will be throwing to Rice remains uncertain.
Longtime Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck agreed to a deal with the Tennessee Titans on Wednesday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
In his place, the Seahawks agreed to a deal Tuesday with Rice's former teammate in Minnesota, Tarvaris Jackson. Jackson will compete with Charlie Whitehurst for the starting job.
Seattle also agreed to a deal with right guard Robert Gallery on Wednesday, helping to shore up its offensive line.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.