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The Seahawks eked out a win against the Rams in a game that had many worrying about their offensive explosiveness. The Hawks took another hit today, as receiver Sidney Rice will be out for the season with a torn ACL. Russell Wilson is completing only 45.5 percent of his passes to Rice, but the Seahawks wide receiver is still a dangerous deep threat when everything goes right. Fortunately, they'll be getting Percy Harvin back soon, but having both of them playing at the same time would have been better.

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It's a good time to be a productive free agent wide receiver in the NFL. Santonio Holmes already got his $50 million to sign with the Jets, and Sidney Rice followed suit, signing a four-year, $41 million contract with the Seahawks. Rice did good things in Brett Favre's first season with the Vikings, but he'll face a big challenge in Seattle -- talented wide receivers tend to disappear from the face of the Earth once they sign with the Seahawks (see: T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Deion Branch). Will Rice avoid that fate?

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How good is Rice?

Sidney Rice was injured for much of last season, but he recorded over 1,300 yards and scored eight touchdowns in 2009.

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Is Seattle a WR tomb?

The Seahawks have had one thousand-yard receiver in the past six years (hello, Bobby Engram!). Will we ever hear from Rice again?

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Did the Seahawks overpay?

Rice is an injury risk and really only had one elite season. Wide receivers seem to be at a premium these days, however, and the deal could prove to be a good one.

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Who'll throw to Rice?

Charlie Whitehurst and Rice's old teammate, Tarvaris Jackson, will be competing for the starting QB job in Seattle. Who will win out?

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