“I’m playing in the Cardinal game,” Rice said. “My plan is to be out there September 9 versus the Cardinals in Arizona.” Reported by Profootballtalk.com
Fantasy Football Diehards Line:
In response to a report from Peter King of SI.com that Rice may not be ready for the regular-season opener due to shoulder and concussion issues, Rice told Dave “Softy” Mahler of KJR radio in Seattle that he will play. Whether Rice is ready to go Week 1 or not, the concern will linger all season long over whether he can remain healthy for a reasonable stretch of time as he's only played in 15 of 32 games over the past two seasons. There's no question about his talent which is excellent. Rather, it's all about staying on the field and the evidence suggests that is a very difficult task for him.