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Before Combine: Hgt: 5090, Wgt: 195, 40YD: 4.47-4.53-4.59
Draft Scout Snapshot: 2007: Became the first player in the 138-year history of football at the university to rush for over 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons, as he led the league and set Big East and school season-records with 2,012 yards on 380 carries (5.3 avg) while setting another Scarlet Knights record with 24 touchdowns on the ground, finishing third nationally with an average of 154.77 yards per game on the ground…Saw marked improvement from Rice in the receiving department, as he caught 25 passes for 239 yards (9.6 avg) and a score…Set a school season-record with 150 points scored, ranking third in the country with a average of 11.54 points scored per game…Recorded three solo tackles…Led the Big East and ranked 15th in the major college ranks with 2,251 all-purpose yards, an average of 173.15 yards per game…Tied his own school record set in 2006 with ten 100-yard rushing performances…Turned the ball over three times on fumbles. 13 GP; 8 GS; Rush: 335-1794-5.4-20; Rec: 4-30-7.5-0; Finalist for the Maxwell Award, given to the nation's top player, All-BIG EAST First Team in '06. 12 GP; 5 GS; Rush: 195-1120-5.7-5; Rec: 8-65-8.1-0; Earned starting nod at tailback in preseason camp, and went on to be named Freshman All-American in '04.
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10/29/14 - The Ravens' salary-cap space has been reduced to $4.133 million under the NFL salary-cap limit while indefinitely suspended former running back Ray Rice's grievance against the team remains a pending matter.
The Ravens lost approximately $1.411 million in salary-cap room after Rice filed his grievance. The Ravens created a net savings of $3.529 million in salary and cap space for this fiscal year when they terminated Rice's $35 million contract.
They also took on $4.755 million in dead money for this year and $9.5 million in dead money in 2015, reflecting the pro-rated portion of the $22 million in guaranteed money already paid to Rice that still counts against the Ravens' salary cap even though he's no longer on the roster.
Should Rice win his grievance against the Ravens for wrongful termination, he would be owed $3.529 million in salary that he was due before the team cut him. The Ravens can carry over the salary-cap space they don't use this season for next year.
09/10/14 - RB Ray Rice had his contract terminated by the Ravens and he was suspended indefinitely by the league after a video surfaced from inside the elevator releated to a domestic violence incident with his wife in February.
08/29/14 - RB Ray Rice (two-game personal conduct policy suspension ) will be placed on the reserve-suspended list.
08/24/14 - RB Ray Rice didn't play against the Redskins in advance of his two-game suspension for violating the NFL personal-conduct policy.
07/24/14 - RB Ray Rice has been suspended for the first two games of the regular season by the NFL following his offseason arrest on an assault charge stemming from an incident with his fiancee, according to ESPN.
Rice stands to lose more than $470,000 in base salary and will also be fined $58,000, per the report.
Rice can practice with the team and play in preseason games, with the suspension beginning Aug. 30. He is eligible to be reinstated Sept. 12, meaning Rice will miss a pair of key home games against division rivals - the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals and a Week 2 tilt against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night.
07/22/14 - RB Ray Rice was involved in a domestic violence incident with his wife at an Atlantic City casino. The NFL has yet to rule on his status for the season, but a potential multigame suspension is expected.
"It's not my decision to make, or any of us here," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "It's in other people's hands. I'm sure there's a lot of complications making these kinds of decisions. There are many sides to every story, and there are a lot of factors. There are other people involved.
"There are other disciplinary situations involved around the league. That has to be weighed in and taken into context. You're going to have to sort through that to be fair. I know the league is very judicious about that. They work really hard to do the right thing. I don't think they worry about public opinion too much. They want to do the right thing by the people involved. We'll see where it goes."
The Ravens have contingency plans factoring in Rice being unavailable, including how they'll utilize reserve running backs Bernard Pierce, Lorenzo Taliaferro and Justin Forsett. What they don't know is how long Rice would be sidelined.
05/01/14 - RB Ray Rice pleaded not guilty Thursday on aggravated assault charges for allegedly punching and knocking out his then-girlfriend, Janay Palmer, at a New Jersey casino.
Rice applied for a Pretrial Intervention Program, which will be reviewed by prosectors. If PTI is successfully completed, there is no record of conviction and he would avoid the stigma of a criminal record.
If he is not accepted, a plea deal could be reached.
Coach John Harbaugh and general manager Ozzie Newsome, in addition to Ravens teammates, have publicly supported Rice and asked that he not be judged solely on one incident while letting the legal matter run its course.
Rice, who entered the courtroom Wednesday with Palmer at his side, returns to court May 29 for a status conference, at which time it will be determined whether he goes to trial or enter the intervention program.
A prosecutor said there is video evidence ample enough to prove Rice is guilty.
If convicted, Rice could face 3-5 years in prison.
04/30/14 - RB Ray Rice has made major progress since the end of a season in which he struggled with hip and quadriceps injuries and played at the heaviest weight of his career. Rice weighed roughly 225 pounds by the end of last season, when he rushed for just 660 yards and averaged 3.1 yards per carry, the lowest numbers since he became a regular starter.
Ravens strength and conditioning coach Bob Rogucki said Tuesday that it's evident that Rice has made some improvements physically in the offseason.
"He looks great," Rogucki said during an availability at the team's voluntary workouts. "I've spoken to Ray. He's doing some things differently as far as his diet and so forth. He told me he has a handle on it.
"He looks good. Whatever he did from the end of the season to now, he's in a good position right now."
In March, Rice's Timonium-based trainer, Kyle Jakobe of Sweat Performance, told The Baltimore Sun that Rice was down to a much leaner 210 pounds with a goal of reporting at 205 pounds for next season.
03/31/14 - RB Ray Rice was indicted by a grand jury on a third-degree aggravated assault charge for allegedly striking his fiancee unconscious last month, Atlantic County, N.J., prosecutors announced Thursday.
Rice was arrested and charged with simple assault-domestic violence on Feb. 15 after a physical altercation with his fiancee, Janay Palmer, at the Revel Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City. Palmer also was charged with simple assault.
The simple assault-domestic violence charge against Palmer was dismissed.
Prosecutors took the case to a grand jury, which returned a more serious charge of aggravated assault. The charge carries a potential penalty of three to five years in prison, officials said.
"This is part of the due process for Ray. We know there is more to Ray Rice than this one incident," the Ravens said in a team statement.
A video obtained and posted online by TMZ showed Rice lifting Palmer by her arms out of an elevator and laying her on the floor. Rice's attorney, Michael Diamondstein, has said the footage is authentic but incomplete.
Diamondstein told The Press of Atlantic City on Thursday that neither Rice nor Palmer wants to move forward with the case.
"On behalf of Ray Rice, we vehemently deny that Mr. Rice committed an aggravated assault," Diamondstein told The Press of Atlantic City. "Both Mr. Rice and Miss Palmer are together, they are happy and they're in counseling."
Rice, 27, signed a five-year, $35 million contract with the Ravens before the 2012 season. He is coming off his worst season, rushing for only 660 yards and averaging a career-low 3.1 yards per carry.
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti previously called Rice's arrest "embarassing and disappointing" but vowed to stick by the three-time All-Pro running back.
"Ray will be here," Bisciotti said this week in an interview with the Baltimore Sun at the NFL owners meetings in Orlando, Fla. "This is a singular moment six years after we drafted him. It's embarrassing
12/27/13 - RB Ray Rice has rushed for 784 yards and eight touchdowns with 42 receptions for 326 yards and one touchdown in 11 games against the Bengals.