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27 Ray Rice RB
Height/Weight: 5-8/206 | Birthdate: 1/22/1987 | Birthplace: New Rochelle, NY, USA | Team: Baltimore | College: Rutgers | NFL Experience: 7 | Salary: /images/football/nfl/players/170x170/1243206.png | Owned/Started%: 29/9 | Average Draft Position: 57.83

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NFLPA files appeal on behalf of Ray Rice


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) The NFL Players Association announced Tuesday that it has filed an appeal in the case of former Ravens running back Ray Rice, CBSSports.com NFL insider Jason La Canfora reports.

Rice was initially suspended two games for an offseason domestic-violence incident, but he was cut from the team and suspended indefinitely by the league after a new video of the incident surfaced last week. The argument in the appeal is that Rice is being punished twice for the same offense. The NFLPA has requested that an independent arbitrator hear the appeal rather than commissioner Roger Goodell.


Report: Ray Rice to appeal indefinite suspension Monday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Former Ravens running back Ray Rice will appeal his indefinite suspension by the NFL on Monday, reports Pro Football Talk. Rice initially was suspended two games, but the Ravens cut him and the league gave him an indefinite suspension following the public airing of a video showing Rice punching his then-fiancee.

Roger Goodell doesn't rule out eventual return for Ray Rice


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, speaking on CBS Evening News, said Tuesday that it's possible former Ravens running back Ray Rice could be re-instated by the league at some point, NFL.com reports.

"I don't rule that out, but we would have to be fully confident he is addressing this issue," Goodell said.

Rice was cut by the Ravens and suspended indefinitely by the NFL Monday after a video of his domestic violence incident surfaced.


Ravens release of Ray Rice; suspended indefinitely by NFL


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2014) The Ravens have terminated the contract of running back Ray Rice, the team announced Monday.

Rice started the season serving a two game suspension for a domestic violence incident in the offseason, but the league announced the suspension has been extended indefinitely after review of additional evidence Monday.

He finishes his Ravens career with 6,180 yards on 1,430 carries in 92 games, with 70 rushing touchdowns over six seasons. 


Ray Rice held out


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) The Ravens held out running back Ray Rice from Saturday's game against the Redskins, and it would be a surprise if he played in Thursday's preseason finale at New Orleans, reports ESPN.com.

Rice likely won't see the field until Sept. 21, when he returns from a two-game suspension. He ran five times for 38 yards (7.6 ypc) in the first two preseason games.

Ravens establishing themselves as run-first team


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Under new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, the Ravens have a different mindset and plan to be a run-first team again, reports ESPN.com. The revamped offensive line has pushed defenders off the line, and running backs Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce "are lighter, and as a result, more explosive," the report said.

Baltimore leads the NFL with 194 rushing yards in the preseason, 69 more than any other team.


Ray Rice able to practice on a limited basis


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2014) Ravens running back Ray Rice did individual drills in practice Monday, an indication the shoulder injury he suffered Saturday night is not serious.

Ray Rice's X-rays come back clean


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) X-rays on the injured shoulder of Ravens running back Ray Rice have come back negative, the team announced.

Rice came out of Saturday's preseason game after gaining 21 yards on two carries. While he hasn't been ruled out for the remainder of the game, the team likely won't risk having his shoulder get worse by seeing any more action Saturday.


Ray Rice exits game with shoulder injury


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Ravens running back Ray Rice was removed from Saturday's preseason game due to a shoulder injury. Rice managed to rush for 21 yards on two carries before heading to the locker room to be examined by team doctors.


La Canfora: Ray Rice still looks like a feature back


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/10/2014) Ravens running back Ray Rice "is in better shape than a year ago, he looks better shifting laterally, and seems to have more burst," reports CBS Sports Insider Jason La Canfora.

"I'm not saying that he's going to be exactly the guy he was, say, in his first three years in the league. But I expect he will be granted every opportunity to succeed in the regular season, when he returns from suspension, and I anticipate him getting the bulk of the carries and having a productive season as long as he's healthy," La Canfora added. "In Baltimore, it's become a bit of a cottage industry to write him off. I think the opposite."

La Canfora noted running back Bernard Pierce was a disaster in pass protection drills against the 49ers. He allowed that rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro could be a factor in short yardage and goal-line situations.


Ray Rice has better burst


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) A slimmer Ray Rice showed more burst in Thursday's preseason opener than he did last year, when the Ravens' running back averaged a career-low 3.1 yards per carry. Rice gained 17 yards on three carries (5.6 ypc) against the 49ers but was replaced near the goal line by Bernard Pierce, who scored on a 2-yard run.

Bernard Pierce outperforming Ray Rice in camp


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) Bernard Pierce has been the Ravens' "best running back in camp," reports ESPN.com. Pierce made a smooth transition to offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's stretch, zone-blocking scheme after playing in a similar offense in college, the report said.

With Ray Rice suspended the first two games, Pierce has a chance to establish himself in home contests against the Bengals and Steelers.


Look for more screen passes from Ravens


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Expect Ravens running backs Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce to catch more screen passes this season. New offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak wants quarterback Joe Flacco to release the ball quicker, and Kubiak plans to use the screen pass to that effect.

"I was telling [coach] John Harbaugh the other night: 'You know, I think we've got a chance to be a pretty good screen team," Kubiak told ESPN.com. "Our guards are not only big and physical, but they can get out and run."

The Ravens have called 123 screen passes since 2001, fourth-fewest in the NFL over that span, the website said. In addition to Rice and Pierce, running backs Justin Forsett and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro could benefit if Kubiak follows through on his plan.


Ray Rice looks like the 'Rice of old'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2014) Ravens running back Ray Rice "sure has looked good in training camp," observes the Baltimore Sun. "He had two long runs Saturday where he looked like the Rice of old. He never had great speed, but his cuts were excellent."

Due to his suspension, Rice won't play until Week 3.

Ray Rice did not challenge suspension


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Ravens running back Ray Rice did not appeal his two-game suspension stemming from an altercation with his then-fiancee, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. He had three days to do so.

Rice is allowed to participate in training camp and all preseason games.


Harbaugh: I'm very confident in Bernard Pierce


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/25/2014) With Ray Rice suspended for the first two games of the season, the Ravens have to figure out who will start at running back in his absence, reports ESPN.

The top choice to fill in for Rice is Bernard Pierce. He was limited all offseason after having shoulder surgery, but he looked to be in good shape as the Ravens opened training camp this week. 

"I'm very confident in Bernard. I've always liked Bernard," coach John Harbaugh said. "He's a heck of a player. He’s worked very hard, he’s 217 pounds, [and] he's in the best shape of his life. He looked good out here the last couple of days. We'll know more by Tuesday once we get the pads on and seeing him move with the pads on and how the shoulder holds up -- that'll be important."

Outside of Pierce, the Ravens have Justin Forsett and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro, but Pierce is the likely starter with Rice out.

"I have a lot of confidence in all of our guys," Harbaugh said.


Ray Rice: 'I failed in many ways'


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) Ravens running back Ray Rice issued a contrite statement after receiving his two-game suspension from the league. Rice struck his then-fiancee, Janay Palmer, unconscious in an Atlantic City casino in February.

"It is disappointing that I will not be with my teammates for the first two games of the season, but that’s my fault," Rice said. "As I said earlier, I failed in many ways. But, Janay and I have learned from this. We have become better as a couple and as parents. My goal is to earn back the trust of the people, especially the children, I let down because of this incident."

Added general manager Ozzie Newsome: "That night was not the typical Ray Rice we know and expect."

Rice was fined an additional game check, meaning he'll lose a total of $705,882 the first three weeks.


NFL makes Ray Rice suspension official


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) The NFL made it official, suspending Ravens running back Ray Rice for two games and fining him an additional game check for a domestic violence incident with his then-fiancee. Commissioner Roger Goodell told Rice he expects him to continue getting counseling and other professional services.

"I believe you are sincere in your desire to learn and move forward toward a healthy relationship and successful career," Goodell told Rice.


Report: Ray Rice's suspension will be two games


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/24/2014) After Yahoo Sports reported Ray Rice would be suspended for two games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the two-game ban would be announced on Thursday

Rice struck his fiancée unconscious in February in an Atlantic City casino. He has since undergone counseling and had charges against him postponed. Bernard Pierce figures to start in Rice's place for the Ravens for however many games he's forced to sit out. 


Ravens awaiting word on Ray Rice suspension


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/7/2014) The Ravens are still waiting to hear how long running back Ray Rice will be unavailable to begin the season with a possible suspension, reports ESPN.

The report says Rice is expected to receive a multi-game suspension for allegedly striking his fiancée unconscious in February. The report suggests a suspension of two to four games for Rice would follow the league's recent track record with first-time offenders. 

If Rice is going to miss a major chunk of the season, the Ravens would give Bernard Pierce, Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro more snaps this summer, especially later in the preseason. If Rice is only going to be suspended for a couple of games, the Ravens' rotation at running back may not change significantly.


Ravens expecting to use RB by committee?


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/30/2014) As a suspension looms for running back Ray Rice, the Baltimore Sun believes the Ravens will use a running back by committee approach even when Rice is eligible to play. 

Bernard Pierce figures to be the first man up to replace Rice and take on a nice amount of work but he has yet to be cleared following offseason shoulder surgery and has struggled in two seasons in the pros. Justin Forsett is a veteran familiar with the Ravens' new running scheme but he's played sparingly over his six-year career. Rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro has some talent but still hasn't learned the offense and might not have the best skill-set to play outside of situational roles. 

The Sun believes the Ravens will need "all hands on deck" to not only replace Rice, but pair with him when he's active. 


Ray Rice suspension coming soon?


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/16/2014) Ravens running back Ray Rice and his wife, Janay, were at NFL headquarters Monday, reports the New York Post, although a league spokesman refused to confirm their visit.

The assumption is Rice was there to meet with commissioner Roger Goodell regarding his arrest following a physical altercation with his wife in an Atlantic City casino in February.

A suspension could follow, and the report indicated Rice's punishment from the NFL will be "significant," possibly 4-6 games or maybe even more.


Ray Rice taking bulk of first-team reps again


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/6/2014) Ravens running back Justin Forsett took a bunch of first-team reps last week, ahead of Ray Rice, but things were back to normal this week at OTAs. Rice was behind Joe Flacco on nearly every play and "showed he could hit that extra gear after getting the ball, especially when catching a pass in the open field," reports ESPN.com.

Rice is facing a potential suspension for an off-field incident, and backup Bernard Pierce is coming back from shoulder surgery. That could be why the Ravens were giving Forsett a chance to run with the starters.


Justin Forsett, not Ray Rice, took first-team reps


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/2/2014) In a move that might have been meant to send a message more than anything else, Justin Forsett handled most of the first-team reps for the Ravens during an OTA practice on Friday ahead of Ray Rice. And according to ESPN, Forsett looked extremely fast and showed off good hands. 

It's expected that Forsett's work with the starters was just to let Rice know that his off-field issues have been noticed and will be considered by the coaching staff. However, Forsett could be in line for some work early on this season if Rice has to serve a suspension. 


Ray Rice looking 'lighter, quicker' at OTAs


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/30/2014) Ray Rice is down to 205 pounds and looked "a lot lighter, quicker than last year" at Ravens OTA practices this week according to the Baltimore Sun

Rice is attempting to bounce back after a terrible 2013 season that saw him total less than 1,000 yards. He is also facing a suspension after a domestic violence incident this offseason.