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Seahawks Release Bryant, Rice

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Red Bryant (Elsa/Getty Images)

Red Bryant (Elsa/Getty Images)

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(1090 The Fan) — Two significant components of the historic 2013 Seahawks likely won’t be suiting up for Seattle next season.

On Friday, the team announced it was releasing defensive end Red Bryant and wide receiver Sidney Rice.

“These are extremely tough decisions, but we wanted to give them a head start on free agency,” Executive Vice President/GM John Schneider said in a release. “We wish them well in the future.”

Bryant, who turns 30 next month, has played all six years of his professional career with the Seahawks — and for the past three seasons he appeared in 47 of Seattle’s 48 regular season games. During his time with Seattle, Bryant tallied 121 tackles (78 solo), 3.5 sacks, two interceptions, one touchdown, seven passes defensed, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries.

Rice was signed by Seattle as a free agent ahead of the 2011 season — and in three years with the Seahawks he caught 97 receptions for nearly 1,500 yards and chalked up 12 touchdowns.

Rice battled several injuries during his time as a Seahawk, including a knee injury that kept him off the field for most of the 2013 season.

With the releases, both players are now free agents.

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