It has become obvious that Baltimore Ravens’ running back Ray Rice is on the decline.
At one point Rice was one of the best and most difficult to prepare for running backs in the league and although he is just 27 years old, Rice has a lot of tread on his tires, has taken a lot of hits and clearly needs a reduction in carries if he would like to prolong his NFL career.
Rice has run into trouble off of the field as well after being involved in a domestic violence case with his fiance.
Rice’s coach, John Harbaugh, has stood behind Rice and it looks like his owner is, too.
Despite all of the problems, Ravens’ owner Steve Bisciotti told reporters there is “no circumstance” where Rice isn’t a part of the Ravens in 2014, via Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun.
Just spoke to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti. Aggressively stood by RB Ray Rice. Said there’s no circumstance where Rice’s not w team in ’14.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) March 24, 2014
Rice rushed for 660 yards and four touchdowns on 214 carries last season.