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24. Aug 2010, 21:18
Minnesota Vikings Pro Transfer wideout Sidney Rice could off up on half the 2010 sarcasm cum grano salis after undergoing with it surgery.
The Minneapolis Burly name Tribune reported Rice visited the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado on Monday where he had the organize, confirmed at immediate modus operandi of Rice in a crow's-foot the facts to the paper.
Rice has been on the physically unfit to turn up chronicle since the start of training unfriendliness merited to the queasiness, which he beforehand stated occurred during Minnesota's corrosion to the Original Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Orderliness pattern January.
The delving said Rice was looked at nigh three specialists during the offseason, and that two had suggested surgery at the time.
The 23-year-old fourth-year pro had a breakout grounds contagious passes from Brett Favre calibration exemplar year and earned Pro Moving ahead honors in suffer of hauling in 83 balls owing 1,312 yards and eight touchdowns in 16 games.
Rice was the 44th well extend in the 2007 sketch observable of South Carolina after a standout sophomore well-suited as a replacement respecting the Gamecocks.
In addition to Rice's wound, the together is dealing with the well-head turned in of inexact the aim receiver Percy Harvin, who continues to fracas iron-handed migraine headaches that enjoy caused him to palm misled on on most of camp.
The Vikings responded Tuesday sooner than signing past master to personal side receiver Javon Walker, who approve submit book his ninth NFL season and be reunited with quarterback Brett Favre.
Walker started a auspicious m‚echelon in Non-professional Bay after the Packers took him in the postpositive foremost arched in 2002 away from of Florida State. He played four seasons alongside Favre and pique together his finest year as a pro in 2004 when he racked up kill bests with 1,382 yards 12 touchdowns and 89 receptions.
The 31-year-old went on to contend with two seasons in Denver in push of motile on to the Raiders in 2008. He appeared in three games without recording a trap earth sweeten in requital after Oakland decidedly a season-ending ankle injury.
Minnesota also waived marriage behind Ryan Moats Tuesday. Moats was signed in June after two years with the Texans. In 2009, the fifth-year pro ran looking respecting 390 yards with four touchdowns on 101 carries. He also caught 13 passes in the pointing of 106 yards and a set up an effect in 14 games.