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Free agent Sidney Rice is visiting the Jets.

After locking up Chris Johnson earlier Wednesday, the Jets are now turning their attention to Rice. Rice was just cleared for football activities earlier this week, five months after tearing his ACL. He and GM John Idzik know each other from their days together in Seattle. Rice would be a passable No. 2 receiver opposite Eric Decker with Jeremy Kerley manning the slot. Rice should be cheap.

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ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton considers free agent Sidney Rice a "long shot" to sign in Carolina.

Rice would be a good fit with the Panthers and shouldn't be expensive, but Carolina has next to no money to spend and doesn't have a lot of ways to create more cap space. The Seahawks have over $15 million in cap room and would be our guess for Rice's landing spot on an incentive-based, one-year deal.

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ESPN New York doesn't expect the Giants to make a serious run at free agent Sidney Rice.

Rice was linked to the Giants, along with the Panthers, Seahawks, and Saints, by Profootballtalk on Monday. The G-Men could get involved if Rice's market is colder than expected, but they're not looking to dish out much cash. The Giants could use a No. 2/3 receiver type, but they're not in dire need of one with Rueben Randle and Jerrel Jernigan ready to take the next step behind Victor Cruz.

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The Everett Herald reports the Seahawks would be interested in re-signing free agent Sidney Rice on a low-cost, short-term deal.

Rice shouldn't be commanding any significant money coming off a torn ACL and multiple injury-riddled seasons. After losing Golden Tate and not addressing receiver in free agency, bringing Rice back would make plenty of sense. Doug Baldwin and Jermaine Kearse could be in line for expanded roles, however.

Sidney Rice WR SEA 8 Months

The Charlotte Observer expects the Panthers to show interest in free agent Sidney Rice but at the "right price."

Rice (torn ACL) was cleared for football activities on Monday and will now look to catch on with a team prior to the draft. He shouldn't be commanding anything more than a short-term deal with little guaranteed money due to injury concerns and average numbers. Rice would be a huge upgrade in Carolina, however.

Sidney Rice WR SEA 8 Months

A league source tells Profootballtalk.com free agent Sidney Rice (ACL surgery) has been cleared for football activities.

He got cleared by Dr. James Andrews. PFT's Mike Florio reports the Seahawks, Giants, Saints, and Panthers all have "interest of some degree" in Rice, who has been incredibly injury prone in recent seasons but is still only 27 years old. He played college football at South Carolina and would be an excellent fit with the Panthers. Long-armed Rice has always possessed a large catch radius, which would complement Cam Newton's somewhat erratic ball placement.

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ESPN's John Clayton says it's still possible the Seahawks will re-sign free agent WR Sidney Rice.

Teams are taking their time with Rice as he comes off an October ACL tear. He'd at least be a fit on paper in Seattle as an outside receiver capable of helping to fill Golden Tate's shoes. The Jets and Saints have also been linked to the oft-injured 27-year-old.

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The Jets and Saints are reportedly interested in free agent WR Sidney Rice.

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Seahawks would also welcome a return. The Jets are certainly the neediest of the group, even after signing Eric Decker to be their No. 1. Still, Rice would just be a flier because he's coming off an ACL tear, was among the more injury-prone players in the league even before that and has only had one high-quality season (2009 with Brett Favre's Vikings).

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Seahawks are interested in re-signing free agent Sidney Rice.

Rice could take Golden Tate's old spot on the perimeter of Seattle's offense. Rice was released by the Seahawks in a needed cap maneuver, but the club still believes he can help their passing game. When healthy, Rice remains an effective winner of jump-balls and can score touchdowns. He's also only 27.

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USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports free agent Sidney Rice (knee) is "on track" to be cleared for the start of OTAs.

Rice tore his ACL on October 29. His new team might not push him much in OTAs, but Rice should be full go for minicamp and training camp this summer. He's been linked to the Panthers. Coach Pete Carroll also didn't rule out a return to the Seahawks. Injury-prone Rice will likely have to settle for a one-year deal.