Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 1/2/12
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As we inch closer to NFL free agency teams will now decide what to do with some of their top players and difference makers. There are a number of high caliber running backs that could land with new teams including Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens, Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears but also some other names such as Michael Bush for Oakland that could move into a starting role. Here are the top five choices for running back’s in 2012 free agency. 1. Ray Rice (Baltimore Ravens) Drafted by the Baltimore Ravens with a second round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, Ray Rice signed a 4-year deal worth 2.8 million and a $1.1 million signing bonus. Chump change to what he can expect as the top back in free agency. Odds are the Ravens will do everything they can to sign Rice who not only the organization loves but also his teammates. Behind Ray Rice? Ricky Williams…most likely not the answer for the Ravens who need a strong versatile back to make the offense tick. Rice rushed for 1,367 yards in 2011 with 12 touchdowns. More importantly he also serves as an outlet for Joe Flacco catching 76 [...]
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