The Sports Broadcast

A blog about sports broadcasting from the great state of Florida. They report. I decide.

Monday, October 18, 2004

This Just In

In a trade that looks perfect for both sides, the Seattle Seahawks have traded for Oakland Raiders WR Jerry Rice. The Raiders get only a conditional 7th round pick, but get to unload an unhappy living legend and a bad PR situation. While Rice is well past his peak, he still can be useful in the NFL, especially on a team like Seattle that has receivers who have trouble with dropping balls. While he won't outrun anyone anymore and may be just a possession receiver, however many catches by Jerry Rice they get are that fewer potential Koren Robinson drops.

In addition, Seattle WR Bobby Engram may have to miss a couple of weeks with an ankle sprain, and the afforementioned Robinson is facing a possible four-game suspension for violation of the the league substance abuse policy. This trade is huge for the struggling Seahawks since the scenario of being without Engram and Robinson makes RB Shaun Alexander, who doesn't have a LaDanian Tomlinson-like propensity for catching passes, their third-leading receiver.

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