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Evaluating an NFL running back: How do you put a price on Ray Rice?
Evaluating an NFL running back: How do you put a price on Ray Rice?

The numbers are staggering, like a stiff arm to the face mask. Ray Rice rushed for 4,377 yards in his first four NFL seasons, all before the Ravens running back had celebrated his 25th birthday. His 2,068 yards from scrimmage led the league in 2011. He ranked second in the NFL with 1,364 rushing yards, scored a franchise-record 15 touchdowns and was the Ravens' leading receiver for the second time in three years. While Rice is one of the young faces of the franchise, its most feared offensive weapon and a growing pillar in the Baltimore community, recent history suggests the Ravens have a right to be hesitant to give a lucrative new contract to a player at football's most...

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