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Seahawks WR Sidney Rice Could Be A Cap Casualty

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com mentions that the Seattle Seahawks could consider releasing WR Sidney Rice in order address the contracts of players like CB Richard Sherman and S Earl Thomas.

Earlier in the day, Rapoport reported that the Seahawks are expected prioritize and extension for Thomas in the coming months.

Even though the Seahawks and GM John Schneider have arguably been one of the best teams in regards to managing the cap, it won’t be easy to lock up some of their big name players while saving enough cap space to address QB Russell Wilson in the coming years.

Rice, 27, signed a five-year contract worth $41 million that included $18.5 million guaranteed with the Seahawks back in 2011. He still has two years remaining on his contract with base salaries of $8.5 million and $9 million coming his way.

As things stand right now, Rice counts $9.7 million against the Seahawks 2014 salary cap. Seattle could free up $7.3 million by releasing Rice, according to Overthecap.com.

Seattle was forced to play Rice on season-ending injured reserve with a torn ACL back in Week 7.

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