Sept. 9, 2011
49ERS PAGE 49ERS VIDEOGregg Rosenthal
Wideout Sidney Rice and guard Robert Gallery got huge contracts from the Seahawks in the offseason.
Both players are very talented, but came with injury risk. And that risk is showing up right away in their new home. Gallery suffered a sprained right knee in the preseason finale against Oakland.
Rice and Gallery missed practice again on Thursday. Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune writes that it appears unlikely either player will suit up in Week One against the 49ers. Rice, struggling with a shoulder injury, seems like the bigger long shot.
If Rice is out, Mike Williams, Ben Obomanu, and free agent pickup Zach Miller should play bigger roles. Seattles remodeled offensive line struggled throughout the preseason, and losing Gallery wont help.
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