Rice didn¿t address the ongoing contract negotiations between his agent, Todd France, and the Ravens. However, he left little doubt that he will be ready to play when he reports to the team. Rice is expected to sit out the various mini-camps and organized team activities.
In a span of a couple of hours last night, the Ravens signed wide receiver Jacoby Jones, reached a contract extension with veteran safety Bernard Pollard, agreed to terms with three of their draft picks and learned that star pass rusher Terrell Suggs had successful surgery to repair a torn Achilles¿ tendon.
The Ravens¿ front office has long been admired for its decision making during the draft, but Ozzie Newsome, Eric DeCosta and Company also take great pride in the work that they do in the couple of hours following its conclusion. Offensive lineman Mike Flynn and linebackers Bart Scott, Jameel McClain and Dannell Ellerbe are among the undrafted free agents that the Ravens have signed and developed into key contributors.
Is the window closing for the Ravens to win a Super Bowl? It definitely is for stalwart linebacker Ray Lewis and free safety Ed Reed. But Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti believes the window is wide open for his franchise.
After briefly allowing control of the AFC North to slip out of their grasp, the Ravens can still clinch the division by winning out. The first of their final two games is against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday afternoon. Here are five storylines to watch as the Ravens and Browns spend their Christmas Eve at M&T Bank Stadium.
Rookie wide receiver LaQuan Williams from Poly and Maryland joins Ravens teammate Terrence Cody on "Basic Needs" drive to help Abilities Network serve children, adults and families who are affected by at-risk factors
Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis headlines the list of inactives for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns. Lewis, who has a toe injury, has now missed three consecutive games for the first time since 2005.
As special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg announced at the podium that the Ravens would be working Thursday to find a kickoff returner to replace David Reed, the leading candidates were in the locker room, playing coy about how the Ravens will proceed there going forward.
Baltimore Ravens: With so many young players playing important roles this year, The Baltimore Sun decided to take a look at the Ravens' first- and second-year players acquired in the draft or through free agency and evaluate their long-term potential.
Ravens receiver LaQuan Williams, an undrafted rookie free agent from Maryland, had the first multi-catch game of his career in Sunday night's 23-20 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. His second reception came as the Ravens embarked on their 92-yard, game-winning touchdown drive in the fourth quarter.