Seattle Seahawk wide receiver Sidney Rice retires

SEATTLE, WA - In a move that seemingly came out of nowhere, the Seahawks have lost a big, offensive piece of their team.

Seattle Seahawk's wide receiver Sidney Rice has retired at the young age of 27. The decision is apparently based on his history with injuries, specifically with concussions during the 2013 season. A torn ACL caused him to miss eight games in the regular season and the playoffs.

Rice signed with the hawks in 2011 after four seasons in Minnesota, but was never able to match the production he had with the Vikings. Rice was cut by the team at the conclusion of the 2013 season, but was re-signed to a one-year, one-million dollar deal after being medically cleared to play. He had 15 catches for 231 yards and three touchdowns in what would be his last season a year ago.