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Ray Rice | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 1/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 206
College: Rutgers
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Free agent Ray Rice says he contemplated suicide during his year away from the NFL.
"It hurt that bad," Rice said. "I want people to not forget about the incident, but I want people to see there's a human being on the other side. This is not a monster, a guy who's a repeat offender. I'm not the guy they stereotype me to be. I'm not excusing what I did." Rice has come off as genuinely contrite in recent interviews, but it's yet to earn him a workout. Arian Foster's injury in Houston may be his best shot at earning a second chance, but there's yet to be any indication he's in the Texans' plans. Aug 4 - 6:35 PM

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The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the Cowboys have "no interest" in free agent Ray Rice.

The Cowboys have been speculatively connected to Rice and Chris Johnson, but ESPN's Todd Archer previously tweeted those links are being made by "everybody but the Cowboys." Per the Star-Telegram's Charean Williams, the Cowboys "haven't ruled out signing a vet back, but not for at least a couple weeks." They want to see how Joe Randle, Darren McFadden, and Lance Dunbar look early in camp.
Jul 28 - 2:31 PM

The co-founders of an anti-domestic violence group say free agent Ray Rice deserves another chance.

The pendulum of public opinion is starting to swing back in Rice's favor. "We have been around a lot of abusive men, but our experience with Ray has been tremendously positive," said Tony Porter of A CALL TO MEN. "We feel strongly about him having the opportunity of having a second chance. He's deserving of it." The problem is Rice's on-field ceiling isn't high enough to offset the public relations headache. ESPN's Adam Schefter says multiple teams have privately discussed bringing in Rice.
Jul 27 - 8:31 AM

According to ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley, one unnamed NFL team "seriously considered" signing free agent Ray Rice earlier this offseason, before ownership stepped in to nix the deal.

The owner of the undisclosed team had "concerns about public reaction to signing (Rice) given the taped incident" of domestic violence. Although that deal fell through, it's an indication that teams are indeed giving Rice consideration, even if they aren't being widely reported amongst the media. Currently training in Connecticut, Rice sounds willing to play for a minimum NFL salary.
Jul 24 - 3:59 PM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports free agent Ray Rice "and supporters" have been calling NFL teams in hopes of Rice getting another shot.

Among the supporters is ex-Bucs coach Greg Schiano. Schiano is a running joke in media and fan circles, but has a tight bond with coaches around the NFL, including Bill Belichick. Rice is still only 28 years old, and could add value to a backfield in a passing-down role, or even return as a lead runner in the right situation. We're going to guess he gets another shot at some point in camp.
Jul 24 - 1:58 PM

The Bills are not interested in free agent RB Ray Rice, according to ESPN's Mike Rodak.

Sports Illustrated reported Sunday the Bills were a "team to watch" for Rice. Apparently that's not the case. Rice has received minimal interest since getting cut by the Ravens last fall. Aside from his off-field red flags, Rice is still waiting for the stench of his pathetic 2013 season to wear off. That year Rice ran for 660 yards on 214 carries, his lowest rushing total since his rookie season.
May 31 - 12:03 PM

Sports Illustrated's Don Banks was told by a high-level club executive the Bills are a "team to watch" for free agent RB Ray Rice.

Running back isn't a need for Buffalo but head coach Rex Ryan knows Rice from their time together in Baltimore. Dallas, Green Bay, New England and Seattle were also mentioned as potential suitors. Rice makes a ton of sense for the Cowboys given their desperate running back situation and penchant for signing high-risk players. It's hard to see Rice being a difference maker after averaging just 3.1 yards per carry in his last full season.
May 31 - 10:25 AM

ESPN Dallas' Todd Archer believes free agent Ray Rice's absence from the Cowboys' recent running back workouts suggests Rice is not on the team's radar.

The Cowboys recently worked out a who's who of running back washouts, including Daniel Thomas, Felix Jones, and Ben Tate. Rice was not invited, nor was Chris Johnson. The players brought in to try out were likely the top backs on Dallas' emergency list. Rice and Johnson may not be on the list at all.
Source: ESPN Dallas
May 24 - 4:10 PM

Free agent Ray Rice's domestic violence charge will officially be dismissed Thursday.

Despite the graphic video of Rice hitting his fiancee with a haymaker in an Atlantic City elevator, he was accepted into the pretrial intervention program for first-time offenders. He's complied with all the legal requirements that program involves over the last year and will therefore put the case behind him. We'd still be surprised if an NFL team signs a player whose on-field contributions are unlikely to cancel out the public relations backlash.
May 21 - 10:14 AM

Lions coach Jim Caldwell said he's not interested in free agent Ray Rice.

Caldwell spent two years with Rice in Baltimore and the Lions could use some running back depth after cutting Reggie Bush. But like 31 other teams in the NFL, Caldwell doesn't want anything to do with a running back that looked badly worn down when last seen on the field and punched his wife off it. Expect the Lions to add a running back in the draft.
Mar 26 - 9:45 AM

PFT's Mike Florio believes the reality is that free agent Ray Rice "likely won’t be getting a second chance."

Rice said last month that he expects a team to give him another shot, but he's yet to draw an ounce of known interest since being released last summer. He also declined to attend the Veteran Combine this Sunday, which would have given teams a chance to see what he's got after he put some bad play on film in 2013. Reality is Rice is 28 and wasn't good before slugging his wife in an elevator.
Mar 20 - 9:39 AM

Free agent Ray Rice said he expects to get a second chance in the NFL.

Rice is attempting to get back in the NFL with Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy and Richie Incognito all getting second chances. He blamed his 2013 struggles on a quad injury he played through the entire season, and believes he still has the ability to help a team. Rice looked to be on the downside of his career prior his suspension and turned 28 this offseason. No team has called Rice since his November reinstatement.
Feb 28 - 3:27 PM

No team has called free agent Ray Rice since his November reinstatement.

It's been a year since Rice's domestic violence arrest and he remains toxic to NFL teams. It certainly doesn't help that he's 28 years old and looked way older than that while averaging 3.08 YPC in 2013. Other public relations concerns such as Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy and Richie Incognito are all getting second chances, but they also bring more to the field than Rice.
Feb 16 - 8:50 AM

The Baltimore Sun thinks free agent Ray Rice "will ultimately get a second chance."

Rice released an apology on Friday, and reportedly is still training as if he will play in the NFL again. Rice appeared to be on the downside of his career even before his suspension, and his signing will be met with a healthy amount of backlash. It is hard to see any team making a commitment to Rice, and any deal he signs will have very little if any guaranteed money.
Feb 14 - 9:28 AM

Free agent Ray Rice has settled his grievance with the Ravens.

Rice sought back pay after his two-game suspension was stretched into an indefinite ban that wasn't overturned until late November. The Ravens haven't confirmed a settlement, but a "settlement" obviously suggests Rice received at least some of the money he was asking for. Rice is free to sign with any team.
Jan 15 - 9:53 PM

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