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Ray Rice | RB
Posted: 3/25/2015 12:07am et
Free-agent RB Ray Rice (Ravens) hasn't had a workout with a team since he was released by the Baltimore Ravens after his domestic violence case.
Huddle Up: The wait goes on for the 28-year-old RB who -- like it or not -- has become the poster player for the league's new stance on domestic violence. Sure, Ray McDonald and Greg Hardy have been signed over the last week but, then again, neither was featured in a graphic and ugly TMZ video, either.

Posted: 2/13/2015 4:14pm et
Free-agent RB Ray Rice issued an apology to the Baltimore Ravens and their fans Friday, Feb. 13. "To all the kids who looked up to me, I'm truly sorry for letting you down, but I hope it's helped you learn that one bad decision can turn your dream into a nightmare," Rice said. "There is no excuse for domestic violence, and I apologize for the horrible mistake I made. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me, and I hope to make a positive difference in people's lives by raising awareness of this issue."
Huddle Up: Rice is on the comeback trail, trying to restore his tattered image, but it still might be awhile before a team takes an interest.

Posted: 1/15/2015 2:51pm et
Former Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice settled his grievance with the team Thursday, Jan. 15. Financial compensation was undisclosed.
Huddle Up: It remains to be seen who will be interested in the the soon-to-be 28-year-old RB, who is free to sign with any team.

Posted: 12/3/2014 10:25am et
The Arizona Cardinals have no interest in free-agent RB Ray Rice (Ravens) despite an injury suffered by starting RB Andre Ellington (hip).
Huddle Up: Marion Grice will play if Ellington can't, and it appears the Cards aren't interested in the political maelstrom that will follow Rice wherever he lands.

Posted: 11/28/2014 4:01pm et
Free-agent RB Ray Rice (Ravens) has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension and is eligible to play immediately, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Rice is free to sign with any team -- and it only takes on interested franchise -- but it's tough to envision any team taking on the PR headache twith only a quarter of the season remaining. The offseason, though, might be another matter.

Posted: 9/9/2014 10:38am et
Updating an ongoing story, free-agent RB Ray Rice's (Ravens) description of what happened in the domestic dispute to the Baltimore Ravens is consistent with the elevator video, according to sources. However, seeing the video stunned the team owner and prompted Rice's release.
Huddle Up: There's no question the video is shocking, and it's not surprising that seeing it prompted the owner to call for Rice's release. It hasn't helped that the league has mishandled the situation from the beginning.

Posted: 9/8/2014 3:24pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice has been released.
Huddle Up: Rice was released after a video surfaced of him knocking out his girlfriend this summer. The Ravens will move forward with Bernard Pierce and Justin Forsett as their top two backs. Pierce was benched last week after fumbling early. Forsett finished with 84 total yards and a score against the Bengals. Early reports suggest Forsett could get the start Thursday night against Pittsburgh but it's likely to be a committee approach going forward.

Posted: 8/16/2014 9:15pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice's (shoulder) X-rays on his shoulder came back negative.
Huddle Up: Rice will likely be day-to-day and his availability for the Ravens' third preseason game will be known more early in the week. Rice is currently being overvalued with an ADP of Round 5. Bernard Pierce is a much better option for fantasy owners this year with an ADP of Round 8.

Posted: 8/14/2014 6:56pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice is expected to work with the first-team offense during the second preseason game but likely will start losing snaps to RBs Bernard Pierce and Lorenzo Taliaferro since he will sit out the first two games of the regular season. Pierce and Taliaferro have received more work with the starting offense during practice, and Pierce is expected to start the third preseason game.
Huddle Up: Pierce has much added fantasy value this summer, not only because he's in line to start the first two games of the season, but he's also the insurance policy in case the Rice of 2013 shows up after his return in Week 3.

Posted: 8/8/2014 4:20pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice showed nice acceleration and decisiveness on his runs during the preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Aug. 7. 'I do feel different,' he said of his slimmer frame. 'I guess it's safe to say I feel like back when I was a rookie. That's the weight I'm continuing to try to play at. Obviously, when I went through when I added a little bit of extra weight, you can't make the cuts like you want to do.' Rice ran for 17 yards on three carries on the team's first drive.
Huddle Up: With his season-opening 2-game suspension and coming off his disastrous 2013 campaign, Rice has fallen down the ADP ranks as the 24th RB currently coming off the board, but the former fantasy stud isn't that far removed from his glory days and could provide a strong ROI if you can still snag him in the middle rounds of your draft.

Posted: 7/28/2014 10:50am et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice did not appeal his two-game suspension.
Huddle Up: Ray Rice should thank his lucky stars the NFL is more concerned about performance enhancing drugs and DUIs than domestic violence. Bernard Pierce will get the bulk of the carries while Rice sits, and if Rice doesn't perform significantly better than he did last year he may return to a jobshare rather than the feature back workload he's been used to.

Posted: 7/24/2014 12:13pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice will be suspended for the first two games of the season following his well-publicized, off-season arrest on assault charges involving his fiancée, according to sources Thursday, July 24.
Huddle Up: Given the seriousness of the the charges here -- accompanied by a disturbing video -- and the more stringent punishments handed out recently for pot use and the like, the league's surprising leniency is being met with some harsh criticism on airwaves and social-media circles this morning. Regardless, the Ravens and Rice's fantasy owners are getting off easy as the RB will only miss 2 starts as he tries to rebound from his deeply disappointing 2013 showing.

Posted: 6/19/2014 7:50pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said the team has no timetable on when a decision will be announced on a possible suspension for RB Ray Rice.
Huddle Up: Hopefully for the sake of the Ravens and fantasy GMs, it will come sooner rather than later so everyone can adjust their plans accordingly.

Posted: 6/16/2014 10:39pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice and his wife were in New York Monday, June 16, to meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell at NFL headquarters. Rice could face a significant punishment from the NFL due to a physical altercation with his then-fiance in an Atlantic City, N.J. casino this offseason. According to sources, there is potential for more than a four- to six-game suspension.
Huddle Up: Rice had one of his worst seasons as a pro last year, and the prospects of a shortened season make Bernard Pierce a valuable fantasy commodity--not to mention dinging Rice's value as well.

Posted: 5/25/2014 8:17pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice and the team are bracing for a potential multiple-game suspension from the NFL due to a physical altercation with his wife an Atlantic City, N.J. casino this offseason. No discipline has been determined yet, but Rice is expected to meet soon with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Huddle Up: Yeah, the video of Rice dragging his unconscious wife out of the elevator looked as bad in the NFL offices and it did on your laptop, so expect Rice to play in fewer than 15 games for the first time since his rookie season of 2008.

Posted: 5/20/2014 6:59pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice will avoid jail time in his felony aggravated assault case after being accepted into a pretrial intervention program. Rice could still be facing a suspension under the NFL personal conduct policy.
Huddle Up: We'll see what the NFL discipline czars have in store for Rice, who already is facing a big hurdle in trying to bounce back from his deeply disappointing 2013 season (5-year lows with 981 yards from scrimmage and 4 total TDs).

Posted: 5/1/2014 11:38pm et
Updating an earlier report, Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice applied for the pretrial intervention program, which allows certain defendants -- often first-time offenders - to avoid formal prosecution. The prosecutor offered a plea deal that includes probation with no jail time and anger management counseling. If he's denied the intervention program, he would accept the plea deal and avoid jail time.
Huddle Up: Obviously good legal news for Rice, who has had the public backing of the Ravens throughout this process.

Posted: 4/28/2014 11:26am et
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice's court date for felony assault charges was pushed back to Thursday, May 1.
Huddle Up: Since the league is unlikely to take any action until this case runs its course in the courtroom, no news on a potential suspension for Rice.