Ray Rice drawing interest from four teams according to published report

December 1st, 2014 by Staff

Several published reports indicate Rice is drawing interest from at least four teams.

(SBNATION.COM) NEW YORK – Ray Rice is drawing some interest now that he has been reinstated from suspension. At least four teams have reportedly expressed interest in three-time Pro Bowl running back, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter,

The Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints are reportedly among those interested, per Schefter, in addition to two other, yet-to-be-revealed teams.

Previous reports indicated the Colts wouldn’t be interested in Rice, even if he was reinstated, and Schefter said the team isn’t expected to pursue Rice. Meanwhile, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports claims New Orleans has “zero interest” in adding the running back.

Rice, 27, received an indefinite suspension from the NFL in September and was released by the Baltimore Ravens after video was publicized showing him knocking his then-fiancee, now wife, unconscious in an elevator. The suspension was overturned by a neutral arbitrator Friday, who found Rice’s cooperation and truthfulness with the league made the extension of his suspension from two games to an indefinite one unjust and without cause.

The former Ravens running back is now immediately eligible to play and would likely join a contender with injuries at the running back position if he is able to find work at all in 2014. New Orleans is one team that could fit the mold, as all four of the team’s running backs appear on the injury report for Week 13 and the Saints are tied with the Atlanta Falcons for first in the NFC South.

Rice tallied more than 1,000 yards rushing in four consecutive seasons before the worst season of his career in 2013, in which he managed just 3.1 yards per carry.

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