Report: Four teams have expressed interest in Ray Rice

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Report: Four teams interested in Ray Rice
Sunday November 30th, 2014

Four NFL teams have expressed interest in free agent running back Ray Rice, reports ESPN

Two of those teams are the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints, though neither are expected to pursue him, according to ESPN. The other two teams have not been identified.

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Rice won his appeal of an indefinite suspension and was reinstated to the NFL on Friday, making the 27-year-old eligible to sign with any team. 

From ESPN:

Multiple NFL executives have said the profile of a team willing to sign Rice would be one that is a contender with injuries in its backfield and a strong-minded head coach.

Rice has missed the entire 2014 season after his two-game suspension for being arrested on domestic violence charges turned into an indefinite suspension following the Sept. 8 release of video showing Rice striking his then-fiancée in a casino elevator. The Baltimore Ravens terminated Rice's contract that same day. 

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On Friday, Judge Barbara Jones wrote in her decision of Rice's appeal that she believes Rice told the truth about what happened in the elevator to commissioner Roger Goodell at a June meeting, making the second suspension "arbitrary."

Last season, Rice had 660 yards and four touchdowns on 214 carries in 15 games. His 3.1 yards per carry average was the lowest of his six-year career. 

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