Former Ravens running back Ray Rice doesn't sound like he's gotten close to signing with an NFL team, but with three weeks remaining in this regular season he has not given up.
In an interview on The Dan Patrick Show, Rice said he wants to play football again despite being out of the league for nearly two full seasons.
"I do want to play football again ... and I'm not ready to give up," he said. " ... I look back at what I've accomplished; I am a three-time Pro Bowler and I am a Super Bowl Champion. What I want to do now is, I want to go back and I want to play for my pride, for my daughter to see me hang up the cleats the right way."
Rice said his agent handles day-to-day contact with teams.
"I told my agent to just tell me when it's real," Rice said.
Rice rushed for 6,180 yards in six seasons with the Ravens, but his last season was his worst. In 2013, Rice gained 660 yards on 214 carries (3.1 yards per carry).
The Ravens terminated Rice's contract last September after video of him punching his now-wife, Janay, became public. An indefinite suspension from the NFL was lifted last December.