Sidney Rice decides to retire

So long, Seahawks. Sidney Rice has called it quits.

Sidney Rice has decided to retire after seven seasons in the NFL.

A source has told FOX Sports NFL Inside Mike Garafolo that concussion concerns led the Seahawks wide receiver to hang up his cleats, despite signing a one-year deal worth $1 million this offseason.

Rice released a statement on Wednesday.

"After careful consideration and seven wonderful years playing in the National Football League, including the last three for the Seattle Seahawks, I have decided to retire from playing in the National Football League," said Rice. "I have enjoyed my experiences with all of my coaches, teammates and passionate Seahawks fans. I take great pride in knowing I was one of the players signed to help build the foundation of the team that ultimately won the Super Bowl. I'll be joining the 12s in support of the Seattle Seahawks as they take on the challenge to repeat. I appreciate all of the wonderful opportunities and look forward to establishing myself as a businessman. I will always be a Seahawk!"

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