Reason #643 The Vikings Did Not Franchise Sidney Rice

Hey guys, how goes it? Question for you--do you remember Sidney Rice? You do? That's great! Yeah, Sid The Kid was an intriguing pick for the Vikings back in the 2007 draft, struggled with A LOT of injuries, but had one tantalizingly great year in 2009. You remember 2009 as the Year That Brett Favre Turned Back The Clock. And Rice was one of the reasons Favre had one of the best seasons in his carer, as he hauled in 83 catches for 1,312 yards and 8 TD's.

Finally, it looked like we could all finally start to say Randy who?

As you'll remember, Sid hurt his hip in late 2009, let it linger until training camp, had surgery, missed a lot of time, and then went to Seattle via free agency after a crummy 2010 season.

Why Seattle? Because ever since Cap Genius Rob Brzezinski Poison Pill'd Steve Hutchinson from them, they've been pissed off and trying to get us back. First it was Nate Burleson with a poison pill of their own, then Sidney Rice.

Well, Sid has turned out to be more fragile than a teenage girl's emotions, as he has managed to have as many shoulder surgeries since he got to Seattle as touchdown receptions. But he'll be ready for training camp.

Unless, you know, he slips on a kitchen floor waxed with butter because you pissed off your roommate.

I liked Sidney; I still do, but the Vikes were smart to let him walk and go to Seattle. Sometimes the best move a team can make is the player they don't sign.

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Sidney Rice's medical chart. Maybe. Probably not. Not. Could be.

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