Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice missed his second straight practice Thursday while continuing to deal with a knee issue, according to the official injury report released by the team.
Rice's continued absence from practice brings into doubt whether or not he'll be able to suit up for the Seahawks on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Missing practice Thursday is generally not a good sign, although it is not uncommon for players to miss a Thursday practice and still play Sunday. Coach Pete Carroll was optimistic about Rice's status for Sunday.
If Rice remains sidelined, though, he'll likely be replaced by Golden Tate and Ben Obomanu. NFL journeyman Braylon Edwards could also see an increased workload.
In the Seahawks first game of the season, a 20-16 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, Rice caught four passes for 36 yards and was the recipient of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson's only touchdown throw.