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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.

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Rice, who is suspended for the first two games of the regular season, gained 17 yards on three carries in Thursday's preseason opener against the 49ers.

Rice looked smaller and quicker than he did last season, but he also ceded some of the first-team work to Bernard Pierce, who scored from two yards out on the Ravens' opening drive. Rice was done for the day after that opening drive, while Pierce stayed in to register 10 carries for 37 yards and a touchdown. Pierce is clearly the favorite to start Week 1, but Rice figures to be right back in the mix once his suspension is served. For those who can afford to wait two weeks and are willing to accept significant risk, Rice is an intriguing option once the top running backs are gone.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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 involving 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.

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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. I can say he definitely looks good and he's running the ball well," Flacco said. Rice has shed about 20 pounds since the end of last season and hopes to bounce back after the worst season of his career. 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.