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Rice officially filed an appeal Tuesday against the indefinite suspension levied to him by the NFL, Albert Breer of NFL.com reports.
Since Rice was already suspended for two games by the NFL prior to his release from the Ravens, he'll appeal on the basis that he's already being punished twice for the same domestic assault charge. Given the unprecedented nature of this type of appeal, it's uncertain how things may play out here. In any case, it would still seem unlikely that Rice would end up playing this season, given the PR nightmare his signing would almost certainly create.
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Rice won't be allowed to sign with NFL or CFL squads during his indefinite suspension, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Those organizations in need of running back help must look elsewhere, after an incriminating video of Rice emerged Monday. As for his previous employer, the Ravens will turn to Bernard Pierce, Justin Forsett, and Lorenzo Taliaferro out of the backfield.
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Rice, who was released by the Ravens on Monday, has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL, NFL.com reports.
Per the league's official site, the decision to extend Rice's suspension was based on new video evidence that became available Monday. As a result, it doesn't seem likely that we will see Rice in an NFL uniform any time soon, with the Ravens now moving on with a backfield that includes Bernard Pierce, Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro.
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The Ravens have terminated Rice's contract, the team's official site reports.
The move was made by the team Monday after a new video emerged showing Rice punching his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City hotel elevator in February. The team will now move on with a backfield comprised of Bernard Pierce, Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro.
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New video has emerged showing Rice punching his then-fiancee in the face in an Atlantic City hotel elevator in February, ESPN reports. The NFL has said it wasn't previously aware of the video.
Previous video showed Rice dragging his then-fiancee from an elevator which later resulted in a two-game suspension from the NFL. Rice will have a third-degree charge of aggravated assault from the incident dropped if he completes a pretrial diversion program for a minimum of one year. Despite calls for a revised or longer suspension for Rice in light of the new video, neither the NFL nor local authorities have yet indicated they'll revisit his punishment.
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Rice (shoulder) will not play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Saints, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports.
With Rice presumed out and Bernard Pierce still recovering from concussion symptoms, look for Lorenzo Taliaferro to once again see a high volume of carries, with Justin Forsett also in the mix. Rice is dealing with a minor shoulder bruise, but as a starter, he likely would have sat the exhibition finale anyway. His first game action is currently slated for Sep. 21 against Cleveland.
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Though he suited up for the contest, Rice (shoulder) did not see any action in Saturday's preseason game against Washington, ESPN.com reports.
"That was our plan this week," coach John Harbaugh noted when asked about Rice not playing Saturday despite suiting up for the game. It's possible that the team was simply playing it safe with the running back, who suffered a bruised shoulder last weekend. It remains to be seen if Rice (who was able to practice this past week) plays in Thursday's preseason finale. If he sits out that contest, his next game action won't come until Sept. 21 against the Browns, given that Rice will be under suspension for the first two games of the upcoming regular season.
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Rice (shoulder) is practicing Monday, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Rice was forced to leave Saturday's preseason game with a shoulder injury, but fortunately an X-ray on the ailment returned negative and coach John Harbaugh indicated Rice suffered merely a bruised shoulder. With the injury not considered serious, Rice was back in action at Monday's practice session, proving Saturday's issue to be a non-factor.
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Coach John Harbaugh indicated that the shoulder injury Rice sustained Saturday is a bruise and that the running isn't expected to be sidelined for long, the Baltimore Sun reports. "It shouldn't be anything too serious," Harbaugh said after Saturday's preseason contest. "We should be OK."
Assuming his shoulder injury is indeed minor, it shouldn't be an issue upon Rice's return from a two-game suspension to start the regular season. While Rice is sidelined out of the gate, Bernard Pierce -- who drew the start Saturday -- is in line to head the Ravens' backfield, with Justin Forsett and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro also in the mix.
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Rice had to leave Saturday's preseason game with a shoulder injury, but his X-rays came back negative, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Rice and the Ravens certainly had a scare Saturday when he went down with his shoulder injury. Because of his suspension, it's unlikely that his shoulder issue will affect his already shortened season.