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Ray Rice | Running Back

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 206
College: Rutgers
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According to the Baltimore Sun, suspended RB Ray Rice "sure has looked good in training camp."
Per beat writer Mike Preston, Rice had two long runs over the weekend where he "looked like the Rice of old," and "his cuts were excellent." It's hard to get overly bullish about Rice following a miserable 2013 campaign and now entering 2014 on suspension, but he'll be someone to track closely this preseason. Jul 29 - 11:00 AM

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Ray Rice did not appeal his two-game suspension.

Rice is clearly in no position to try to get his ban shortened after the NFL let him off with a slap on the wrist. He'll miss Week 1 against the Steelers and Week 2 against the Bengals before getting back with the team on the Monday of Week 3. Bernard Pierce will handle feature back duties in the meantime.
Jul 28 - 8:54 AM

NFL suspended Ray Rice for the first two games of the 2014 season.

Rice was arraigned on felony aggravated assault charges following an ugly April domestic incident with his fiancée (now wife) at an Atlantic City hotel. He avoided trial by completing a pretrial-intervention program, and this is his first violation of the league's personal conduct policy. Still, it's a bad look for the NFL as Rice gets off lightly while Josh Gordon faces a 16-game ban for marijuana. As for the on-field fallout, Bernard Pierce will serve as the feature back and quality RB2 against the Bengals in Week 1 and Steelers in Week 2. Rice will have to show improved form to wrestle back his job after looking done in 2013 (3.08 YPC).
Jul 24 - 10:15 AM

Yahoo's Rand Getlin is "hearing" that Ray Rice's suspension will be for two games.

Getlin admits he hasn't been able to confirm this rumor and Rice hasn't been sentenced on the matter yet, so we're not setting it in stone. But if Rice does escape with a mere two-game ban, it's going to be a public relations nightmare for the NFL. He assaulted his fiancée (now wife), while Josh Gordon is facing a 16-game ban for marijuana violations. Bernard Pierce will be the feature back while Rice serves his suspension.
Jul 24 - 9:34 AM

PFT's Mike Florio says a multi-game suspension for Ray Rice "should be the assumption."

Rice has already visited the league office to discuss the assault charges stemming from an incident with his fiancee turned wife. He has no previous violations of the personal conduct policy, but it's possible Roger Goodell has seen surveillance video of Rice striking Janay Palmer in an Atlantic City casino. Projections for Rice's ban have ranged from two to six games. Josh Gordon is facing a year-long ban for repeated marijuana violations.
Jul 14 - 8:00 AM

Joe Flacco observed after spring practices that Ray Rice is "definitely in good shape."

"I don’t know if he’s any quicker or anything like that," said Flacco. "I can say he definitely looks good and he’s running the ball well." Rice has shed about 20 pounds since the end of last season and hopes to bounce back after a career-worst year. The 27-year-old's biggest concern is a possible multi-game ban to open the season. The NFL is expected to hand down discipline shortly.
Jul 4 - 11:02 AM

According to ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley, Ray Rice has appeared "much lighter on his feet" at minicamp, after shedding nearly 20 pounds in the offseason.

Rice played last season in the 215-225 range. He reported to spring workouts at roughly 205. Rice measured 5-foot-8, 199 at the 2008 Combine. Hensley acknowledges it was a "rare sight to see" Rice eluding tacklers in the open field last year, but he did it "a couple times" at minicamp. Rice turned 27 in January. His biggest 2014 concern is an impending multi-game suspension.
Jun 20 - 12:55 PM

The Ravens remain without a timetable for when the NFL will hand down Ray Rice's suspension for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.

The Baltimore Sun reported earlier this week that Rice's ban was expected to be announced in the "coming days," but the league has remained quiet. The New York Post's Bart Hubbuch passed along that Rice's suspension could be 4-6 games, or "maybe even more." If your league drafts early, Rice comes with massive risk.
Jun 19 - 2:35 PM

The New York Post's Bart Hubbuch "keep(s) hearing" Ray Rice's suspension could span 4-6 games in connection with his offseason assault charge, or "maybe even more."

Hubbuch is hearing the discipline will be "significant." The NFL has received negative press for strict suspensions levied against pot smokers, while crimes viewed as more sinister like assaulting women get lesser discipline. Commissioner Roger Goodell could use Rice as an example to show the NFL will take hitting women more seriously. A 4-6 game suspension would swing the door wide open for Bernard Pierce, or Justin Forsett, or Lorenzo Taliaffero to run with the feature back job in new OC Gary Kubiak's running back-friendly offense.
Jun 16 - 5:42 PM

The NFL is expected to hand down Ray Rice's forthcoming suspension "in the coming days."

Rice and now-wife Janay Palmer were spotted at league headquarters on Monday, likely for a final sit-down with the commissioner before Roger Goodell decides on discipline. Rice is tentatively expected to be suspended either two or three games to begin the 2014 season. In the meantime, Bernard Pierce versus Justin Forsett versus Lorenzo Taliaferro will be a camp battle to watch.
Jun 16 - 4:49 PM

ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley believes Ray Rice will be given the opportunity to start when he returns from a likely forthcoming suspension.

Rice has not been suspended yet, but odds are he will face a multi-game ban sometime in the near future. Bernard Pierce should fill in for Rice during the suspension, and if he plays well enough could keep the job even when Rice returns. Hensley does not see that scenario playing out, however, and believes Rice will at least be given a shot to earn back the starting job. With so much uncertainty surrounding the Ravens' backfield, it is hard to trust either Rice or Pierce as starting fantasy options.
Jun 14 - 12:09 PM

The Baltimore Sun reports Ray Rice showed up to Ravens OTAs at "about" 205 pounds.

The plan is for Rice to play around 205 this season after checking in somewhere between 215-225 in 2013. According to reporter Aaron Wilson, Rice looks "a lot lighter" and quicker. Rice's weight is just a side issue, of course. He's facing a potential multi-game suspension for his February assault of his fiancée, whom he's since married.
May 29 - 6:11 PM

The Baltimore Sun confirms the Ravens are "bracing for a potential multi-game suspension" for Ray Rice.

Rice is expected to meet "soon" with Roger Goodell. "The commissioner is going to decide that," said Ravens president Dick Cass. "I'm going to leave it to the commissioner." The precedent for incidents like Rice's assault of now-wife Janay Palmer is 1-2 games, but Goodell tends to increase punishments "for higher-profile incidents." The Sun also adds that Rice has shed 20 pounds and is down to 205 after the Ravens felt his conditioning was a 2013 problem.
May 25 - 11:52 AM

Ray Rice plans to participate in OTAs next week.

Rice has been attending the Ravens' voluntary workouts and will meet with commissioner Roger Goodell soon to determine his discipline. Despite being a first-time offender of the Personal Conduct Policy, he could face a three-game suspension for his assault charge. Rice's off-field issues should allow Bernard Pierce or fourth-round pick Lorenzo Taliaferro to open the season as the starter. 27-year-old Rice averaged just 3.1 yards per carry in 2013.
May 24 - 6:50 PM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen suggested on NFL Insiders Friday that Ray Rice may face a suspension of three games or longer stemming from his assault charge.

"They're preparing for him to miss, I think, at least three games," Mort said, noting the Ravens used a fourth-round pick on Lorenzo Taliaferro after signing Justin Forsett. Add in Rice's well-below-average 2013 performance, and he's going to be tough to justify as an early-round 2014 fantasy selection. We like Bernard Pierce's chances of opening the year as Gary Kubiak's bellcow back.
May 23 - 3:40 PM

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QB1Joe Flacco
2Tyrod Taylor
3Keith Wenning
RB1Bernard Pierce
2Justin Forsett
3Lorenzo Taliaferro
4Ray Rice
5Cierre Wood
GLB1Bernard Pierce
2Lorenzo Taliaferro
3RB1Justin Forsett
2Bernard Pierce
FB1Kyle Juszczyk
2Shaun Chapas
WR11Torrey Smith
2Jacoby Jones
3Deonte Thompson
4Kamar Aiken
5LaQuan Williams
WR21Steve Smith
2Marlon Brown
3Michael Campanaro
4Jeremy Butler
WR31Marlon Brown
TE1Dennis Pitta
2Owen Daniels
3Crockett Gillmore
4Phillip Supernaw
5Nathan Overbay
K1Justin Tucker