Bart Hubbach of the New York Post continues hear that Ravens RB Ray Rice‘s punishment from the NFL will be “significant” and could result in a 4-6 game suspension.
- Hubbach adds that there is even a chance that Rice could receive a suspension longer than six games.
Hubbuch reported earlier in the day that Rice and his wife, Janay, were at the league office on Monday, but a league spokesman would not to confirm the visit.
The Ravens added veteran RB Justin Forsett in free agency and also drafted Lorenzo Taliaferro in the fourth-round of this year’s draft, so they are clearly preparing to be without him for at least a few weeks.
Bernard Pierce should be the team’s No. 1 running back, although he is coming off of shoulder surgery.
Rice, 27, is coming off of a hugely disappointing 2013 season in which he recorded just 660 yards rushing on 214 carries (3.1 YPC) and four touchdowns. He also contributed 58 receptions for 321 yards receiving.
Rice is entering the third year of his five-year, $35 million contract that included $24 million guaranteed. Another disappointing season from Rice and the Ravens could consider moving taking the cap savings and move on.