Depending on what happens with the next collective bargaining agreement, Sidney Rice will either be a restricted free agent or an unrestricted free agent when the 2011 league year is launched. Either way, he’ll be a free agent.

Rice is young (24) and big (6-4, 200) and athletic and has already performed admirably on the big stage. But he hasn’t been the same since undergoing surgery on his hip last summer, and there’s some concern that the 2009 Pro Bowler will have trouble returning to his old form.

But teams looking to pursue Rice on the free agent market can breathe a sigh of relief, because the four-year veteran easily defeated a 44-year-old white businessman in a race yesterday: