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Even though he signed a two-year contract, this season’s backup running back, Ricky Williams, retired earlier this month. That leaves the Ravens with inexperienced backs behind Ray Rice. The two running backs behind Rice, who is a free agent, on the roster are Anthony Allen and Damien Berry. Allen was action in five games this season, totaling three carries for eight yards. All of that action came against the St. Louis Rams way back in Week 3. Berry was a practice squad player. That’s why I bring up the possibility of former Broncos and Redskins running back Clinton Portis. Portis didn’t play this past season, but would like to play again, according to this report from Steve Wyche of In Portis’ favor, his legs are fresh after being out of the league for a season and he went to the University of Miami. Former Hurricanes have a way of making their way to the Ravens because of the presence of Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. Portis could be a viable backup to Rice. In his nine-year car...

Clinton Portis says he had a ‘bad breakup’ with Redskins

Last week came word that Clinton Portis still wanted to play NFL football, and that he had struggled with the idea of playing in 2011 because he was “heartbroken” over the end of his Redskins tenure. Monday, Portis explained himself further during an interview with John Thompson on ESPN 980, and he took the love metaphor to the next step. Read full article >>

Clinton Portis confirms he’s still alive after Twitter rumors

Here was a weird thing that happened on Sunday and early Monday: people on Twitter started wondering whether Clinton Portis had died in a car crash. Like, famous people started wondering, too. “What happened with clinton portis?” Maurice Jones-Drew asked on Twitter. Read full article >>

Baltimore Ravens likely to franchise RB Ray Rice back-to-back

Despite media reports this afternoon which suggest that Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice has suggested he wants an Adrian Peterson type deal, ESPN is reporting that the Ravens running back will likely receive the franchise tag in back-to-back seasons by the club. reported this morning that Ray Rice was seeking a Peterson-esque deal, (100 million for seven years and...

Ray Rice heading towards the franchise tag

Today is the first day that NFL teams have the ability to apply the franchise tag to players. Each team is only allowed one franchise tag, which locks up a select player in a one year contract. One of the big name free agents-to-be is Ravens running back Ray Rice. Rice, coming off of his fourth year in the league, would be the hottest running back free agent should he not sign...

Rice Wants Peterson Money, Likely Won’t get it

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is seeking a contract that would net him somewhere in the neighborhood of seven-years, $100 million, the same contract Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson signed for last year. Rice, 25, will most likely be slapped with the team’s franchise tag this month in order to keep him from [...]

Ravens may play tag with Rice

Around Baltimore there has been so much focus on quarterback Joe Flacco’s contract, that we’ve not been putting time in to realize that running back Ray Rice is an unrestricted free agent starting March 13. Clearly Rice is the most important player on the Ravens’ offense. Rice finished second in the NFL in rushing with 1,364 yards and led the NFL in total yards from scrimmage...

Ray Rice Headlines Strong Group of Free Agent Running Backs, Peyton Hillis Might Fit With Patriots in Right Situation

Editor's note: Jeff Howe will preview each position in free agency every day through Feb. 28. This edition highlights the running backs. The Patriots have been in a consistent transitional period at running back for several seasons, and it could continue in some fashion in 2012. In the last two years, the Patriots have parted with Laurence Maroney, Fred Taylor and Sammy Morris...

Rice wants Peterson-type money

PFT: Running back Ray Rice will be an unrestricted free agent next month, and he's looking for a contract similar to Adrian Peterson's 7-year, $100 million deal.

Ray Rice wants to make Adrian Peterson money

According to Peter King of, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is looking to get paid like Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Last September Peterson signed a seven-year $100 million deal, which is way more then the Ravens are willing to pay Rice. King mentioned that the Ravens really want to re-sign Rice, but not for that kind of money and they’ll likely slap the...

Ravens won't risk losing Rice or Flacco

Negotiations may get complicated, but the Ravens will find a way to keep star running back and quarterbackIt's official now. The Ravens are on the clock to either sign running back Ray Rice to a contract extension or designate him the franchise player by March 5th. Otherwise, they'd have to allow him to become an unrestricted free agent. But there is no need to panic. Rice...

Who should get tagged?

In Segment 1 of PFT Live, Mike Florio discusses whether Drew Brees and Ray Rice will be given the franchise tag and suggests a modification in that regard for offensive linemen. 

Differences expected in franchise designation

Some players are accepting of the franchise tag, which could start being implemented on Monday, but others, like Cliff Avril of the Lions and Ravens running back Ray Rice, are adamant they want the security of a long-term deal anchored by a huge signing bonus. Let the discussion and dissent begin once again.

It’s an easy year to avoid overpaying running backs

The best free agent running backs aren’t going anywhere. The rest of the free agent running backs aren’t too inspiring. Perhaps this is the year where NFL teams realize you don’t need to overpay runners in free agency. Ray Rice, Matt Forte, and Marshawn Lynch are all expected to remain with their current teams under…

Ravens May Not Be Able to Afford Both Ray Rice and Ben Grubbs

In one of the most anticipated off-seasons in a very long time due to a record number of free agents in 2012, and many of those being high profile players looking for big money contracts, the anticipation leading up to March 13 is becoming palpable with rumors swirling about players and teams showing their cards by who they decide, or don't decide, to franchise. One of the sought...
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