Here’s a quick look at who the Ravens have on the roster (besides Rice) and a little speculation with three free-agent running backs and three soon-to-be draftees who might fit with the team.
On the roster:
Damien Berry, 2nd season: As an undrafted free agent, Berry was on the team’s practice squad in 2011. He showed good quickness and vision in college at Miami and is an intriguing prospect.
Matt Lawrence, 4th season: For a second straight year, he spent the season on injured reserve. Lawrence, a restricted free agent, hasn’t made an impact since receiving four carries in 2009.
On the market:
Cedric Benson, 8th season: Replacing one former Longhorns back with another? With his physical, one-cut running style, the 29-year-old has had three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.
In the draft:
Dan Herron, Ohio State: One of the Buckeyes involved in the tattoo scandal, Herron is short but stout and is more of a straight-ahead runner. He scored 33 touchdowns in his collegiate career.
Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati: This 5-foot-10 sparkplug is on the rise after being named the 2012 Senior Bowl MVP. He also showed promise as a dangerous returner, something the Ravens lack.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun