Newton refers to the idea of Rice signing the Panthers as a “long shot,” which coincides with multiple reports that mentioned the Giants are unlikely to be an option for the veteran receiver as well.
- Jordan Raanan of NJ.com mentions that the Giants are likely to be “extreme long shots” to sign Rice, despite reports that mentioned they could be among teams with interest in him.
- Dan Graziano of ESPN New York has been told that the Giants are unlikely to be a serious bidder for Rice.
Rice, 27, hasn’t found much interest since free agency got underway over a month ago. It appears as though there is a better shot of Rice re-signing with the Seahawks than a new team, but that can of course change in the coming weeks.
In 2013, he was limited to appearing in just eight games and caught 15 receptions for 231 yards receiving and three touchdowns. He’s missed a total of 25 games over the last four years.
We have him listed as the No. 5 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.
- PFT adds that Seahawks, Giants, Saints, and Panthers reportedly have “some degree” of interest in Rice.
- PFT mentions that Rice could sign with a new team in the coming days.
He signed a five-year contract worth $41 million that included $18.5 million guaranteed with the Seahawks back in 2011, but they elected to take $7.3 million in cap space in cap saving by cutting him loose a few weeks ago.