Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, July 24 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
Teammates React To Sidney Rice's Retirement
On Wednesday, 27-year-old wide receiver Sidney Rice announced his retirement from the NFL after three seasons with the Seahawks. Injuries prompted Rice to start thinking about life after football.
“I was just thinking about things I’ve been through in the last few years,” Rice told Seahawks.com's Clare Farnsworth. “I’ve hit the ground a number of times. I have quite a few injuries. It’s something I’ve always battled through and came back from.
“But I just figure at this point I have the rest of my life ahead of me and I want to be able to function and do things later down the road.”
After hearing the news, several teammates took to social media to thank the big-play wideout for everything he's offered.
Russell Wilson(@DangeRussWilson) July 24, 2014
Earl Thomas(@Earl_Thomas) July 24, 2014
@sidneyrice always will be a friend and has been a fantastic teammate! Wish you the best—
Richard Sherman(@RSherman_25) July 23, 2014
Much love to my friend and family @sidneyrice on his retirement. Thank you for everything you’ve taught me. God bless.—
Doug BaldwinJr (@DougBaldwinJr) July 24, 2014
Took me under his wing and become more than just a teammate and friend, he truly became my brother. Best of wishes to my bro @Sidneyrice—
Jermaine Kearse(@chopchop_15) July 23, 2014
Congrats to my brother on a great career. Thank you for teaching me so much about the game football… http://t.co/UILQ5PgYzb— Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate) July 23, 2014
Gaffney Indians, South Carolina Gamecocks, Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks.. Played in front of the best fans my whole life #blessed— Sidney Rice (@sidneyrice) July 24, 2014
Doug Baldwin's Fresh Files Live
Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin hosted his fifth "Fresh Files Live" last night, answering questions from fans on his personal webcam. In case you missed it, we've embedded the entire segment for you above.
Tweet of the Day
Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from the Minnesota Vikings, who also offered retirement well wishes for wide receiver Sidney Rice.
More From Around The Web
Here at Seahawks.com, Digital Media Reporter Clare Farnsworth recaps Tuesday's Super Bowl XLVIII ring ceremony that saw former Seahawks owner John Nordstrom and team staff receive the one-of-a-kind championship memorabilia.
Q13 FOX Sports Director Aaron Levine shares part two of his one-on-one interview with Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas.
Danny O'Neil of 710Sports.com highlights five position battles to keep an eye on when training camp starts tomorrow.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald details five storylines to follow during training camp.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reviews the final roster numbers from last season and how they may pertain to this year.
Former Seahawks fullback Michael Robinson launched a program at his high school alma mater in Richmond, Va. that rewards students for academic excellence.
Scott Engel of RotoExperts.com offers a fantasy football preview of the Seahawks' defense and special teams.@TonyDrovetto