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49ers | Rice To Seattle?

Ira Miller reports for the San Francisco Chronicle 49ers WR Jerry Rice reportedly visited the Seattle Seahawks last Friday, met with coach/GM Mike Holmgren and underwent the team's physical exam which he passed. It's the first team he has taken a physical for up to this point in time. The Browns have spoken to his agent, the Lions say they are interested, the Raiders have come up as a perfect fit for Rice, but there has been no other hint of serious interest from another NFL team. The Raiders won't comment publicly, but a team source says there's virtually no chance of Rice coming there, and agent Jim Steiner agrees. Seattle needs a veteran WR to mentor their young group of WRs that includes Darrell Jackson, James Williams, and Karsten Bailey. Rice did not talk about a contract on his visit to Seattle, because the NFL won't permit that until after the 49ers release him. "(Rice) would be good for us for a year or two," Holmgren told The Chronicle.

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