Report: Vikings wide receiver Rice signs with Seahawks
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- Sidney Rice is headed west to join former Minnesota teammate Tarvaris Jackson with the Seattle Seahawks.
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press on Wednesday that Rice has agreed to terms with the Seahawks. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because free agent signings can't be announced until Friday.
Foxsports.com first reported Rice's five-year deal with the Seahawks.
Rice is coming off an injury-plagued 2010 season where he missed the first 10 games, played in just six games and caught only 17 passes. A year earlier, Rice was among the top receivers in the NFL after catching 83 passes for 1,312 yards and eight touchdowns.
The 6-foot-4 Rice fits head coach Pete Carroll's prototype of tall receivers.
Minnesota Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell says he has agreed to terms on a contract to return to the Minnesota Vikings.
Longwell confirmed the four-year deal in a text message to The Associated Press on Wednesday night. The remaining financial terms were not immediately available. The Star Tribune of Minneapolis first reported the agreement.
Bringing the super reliable veteran back was considered a priority for the Vikings this year. The 36-year-old Longwell has spent the last five seasons in Minnesota. Last season, he went 17 for 18 on field goals and 30 for 31 on extra points.
Longwell cannot officially sign the contract until Friday under terms of the new labor deal.
He says he's excited to be back.
The Minnesota Vikings say they have signed 14 free agents from the 2011 college class.
The team completed the deals on Wednesday. Among the players is Ohio State cornerback Devon Torrence, Miami free safety Ryan Hill and Stanford kicker Nathan Whitaker.
The other players signed: UTEP guard Rod Huntley, Iowa fullback Allen Reisner, Wyoming cornerback Marcell Gipson, NC State defensive end David Akinniyi, Auburn guard Byron Isom, Hillsdale receiver Andre Holmes, Arizona guard Conan Amituanai, Utah fullback Matt Asiata, Prairie View free safety Chris Adingupu, Cal Poly receiver Dominique Johnson and Valdosta State linebacker Larry Dean.
The players are scheduled to report to training camp in Mankato on Sunday and begin practice on Monday.