Now that Ray Rice has won his appeal he is free to sign with any NFL team and a return to the field.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that four teams have looked into signing the former Ravens running back who had been suspended under the NFL’s domestic abuse policy. Two teams that Scherter lists as landing spots are the Colts and Saints.
The Colts have long been in need of an upgrade over Trent Richardson. While they are again going to turn to Dan Herron this week if he struggles it would not be a complete surprise to see a Rice signing take place early next week.
Of course all that would mean that Rice actually had anything left in the tank. Rice ran for 660 yards on 214 carries while finding the endzone four times in 2013 (3.1 average). He added 58 catches for 321 yards in the passing game.
Then there is the case of Marshawn Lynch who will be considering retirement at the end of the season according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Lynch thought about walking away following last year’s Super Bowl win but came back. The Seahawks are viewed as likely to cut ties with Lynch due to his salary. Lynch turns 29 in April so his time may be coming to an end either way.
Rapoport offers one option for Lynch stay around is if offensive line coach Tom Cable gets a head coaching gig.