RB - FA
Adam Schefter is reporting that there is a "growing sense" that free agent running back Ray Rice will return to the NFL at some point this season.
Schefter cites league sources for his suspicion of a Rice return. Despite his horrific act, Rice has done everything since then to right his wrong and show contrition, the question remains whether he simply has anything left to contribute to a team. If he does get a shot with a team this season, it likely won't be in a fantasy-relevant role.
Former Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice told NFL media's Tom Pelissero that he would "donate his entire salary to domestic violence programs" if he receives an opportunity to play in the NFL in 2016.
Ray Rice has been out of the NFL since 2013 when he had an extremely public domestic dispute with his wife. There is no telling if a team would touch Rice at this point and time but he is only 29 years old and could help a club if they are decimated with injuries at the running back position later in the year.
Putting to rest an earlier report from Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo, the Buffalo News' Vic Carucci tweeted there's "zero" chance the Bills sign Ray Rice, citing a team source.
Go with Carucci, the local beat writer and one of the most respected longtime NFL journalists out there, and move along.
With multiple running backs injured, including LeSean McCoy, the Bills have begun "internal discussions on whether to explore" signing disgraced free agent Ray Rice, Fox Sports' Mike Garafolo reports.
Rex Ryan knows Rice from the 2008 season in Baltimore. Such a signing wouldn't be just to have enough bodies in camp, so what happens when McCoy, Fred Jackson and Karlos Williams return (none are currently expected to miss regular-season time)? Rice has been out of football for a year, so he would have fresh legs and the talent to be McCoy's handcuff at least. The really daring owners in deep leagues may start drafting him, and the rest should keep an eye on this.
Teams are still not expressing interest in free agent running back Ray Rice, according to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.
Florio notes that the next wave of looks Rice is likely to receive will come once training camp injuries begin. Even so, it's hard to imagine Rice receiving a significant role or playing time, at least early on in the 2015 season.