Jun 19, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) talks during minicamp at the Under Armour Performance Center. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Ravens’ Joe Flacco: Ray Rice in good shape


The Baltimore Ravens had a disappointing season following a Super Bowl win. Running back Ray Rice had an incredibly disappointing and down year, rushing the ball 213 times for just 660 yards, the lowest totals since his rookie season.

Add in his rocky offseason and there is plenty to be concerned about in regards to Rice heading into the 2014 season. Quarterback Joe Flacco isn’t worried, in fact he is going as far as to say that Rice looks like he is in good shape and even more explosive.

“He’s definitely in good shape,” Flacco said, via the Baltimore Sun. “I don’t know if he’s any quicker or anything like that; you’ll have to ask him. I can say he definitely looks good and he’s running the ball well. Our guys are creating some room out there even with no pads on. We’re creating some room out there and some holes, and sometimes that’s tough to do in these kinds of practices. But I think we’ve looked really good and [Rice] has done a great job of pressing, cutting, getting in there and having the explosion afterward. He’s shown a lot.”

The Ravens certainly hope he is and that it carries over into the regular season, whenever that starts for Rice, who is still awaiting discipline from Roger Goodell. Rice struggled with hip and quadricep injuries last season and lost weight this summer.

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