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Carroll Says He Wants to Wait for Rice to Be 100 Percent Before He’s on the Field

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said in an interview with that he wants wide receiver Sidney Rice to be 100 percent healthy before he returns to the field. Carroll said at the NFL Annual Meeting that Rice, who had surgery on both shoulders this offseason, also had a minor knee procedure done.

“I saw him last week, and he’s working out hard,” Carroll said. “He’s making his way back, and he feels good about it.” Carroll is counting on Rice to make a full recovery, and he should do well with new quarterback Matt Flynn. “This is a really big deal to us to get Sidney right,” Carroll said.

“I’m not playing him until he’s right. We’re going to wait and make sure that he’s had the time to work out and be strong enough. It’s all in regard to how good of a player he is. He’s really a talented kid. He just hasn’t had the kind of seasons back to back to back to show it. There’s no missing that he’s a really talented kid. We’re going to do a really good job of that to get him back and get him right.”

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