A Seattle offense coming off its worst statistical performance in more than two years took another hit Tuesday with the news that receiver Sidney Rice will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL.
Rice suffered the injury in Mondayís 14-9 win at St. Louis, leaving after a play in the second quarter when he dived unsuccessfully to corral a Russell Wilson pass in the end zone.
Coach Pete Carroll said after the game he didnít know the extent of the injury. Tuesday afternoon, however, the team confirmed that Rice had torn his ACL and wonít return this season. Rice was not putting up big numbers, Seattleís third-leading receiver with 15 catches for 231 yards. But he is the teamís tallest receiver at 6-feet-4 with no other receiver taller than 6-1.
His loss means Seattle wonít be able to field the receiving lineup it envisioned last March when it made a trade for Percy Harvin.
Son-in-law takes over Titans
The family of the late Bud Adams is taking control of the Tennessee Titans, naming his son-in-law president and chief executive officer of the team.
Tommy Smith issued a statement Tuesday afternoon that Adamsí daughters Susie Adams Smith and Amy Adams Hunt will be co-chairpersons. Grandson Kenneth Adams IV will join the Titansí board of directors.
Smith also thanked family, friends and fans who reached out to them since Adams died Oct. 21 at the age of 90, saying letters and stories kept them going during a difficult week.
The family held a memorial service for Adams on Monday in Houston, and Smithís statement is the first comment from the Adams family since his death.
Patsí Vollmer out for year
New England Patriots right tackle Sebastian Vollmer is out for the season with a right leg injury.
Vollmer was placed on injured reserve on Tuesday after being hurt in the second quarter Sunday when Miami defensive tackle Randy Starks fell on the back of his legs. Marcus Cannon replaced Vollmer and the Patriots beat the Dolphins.
The Patriots also acquired nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga from the Philadelphia Eagles along with a sixth-round pick in 2014 for a fifth-rounder next year.
Sopoaga, who spent his first nine seasons with San Francisco, had signed an $11 million, three-year deal as a free agent. He had 18 tackles in eight games.
The 32-year-old Sopoaga helps replace Pro Bowl nose tackle Vince Wilfork, who is out for the season. The Patriots have allowed 157 yards rushing per game since Wilfork was injured.