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Ravens' Running Back Options Behind Ray Rice

The price tag on a solid backup running back is not very high. Willis McGahee signed for around $7.5 million over 3 years. Obviously we are looking for a bigger back, as Ray Rice is only 5'8" and 212 pounds. Therefore, I assume that this "change-of-pace" back should be at least 230.

Some options (there were not many options over 230 lbs):

1) Michael Bush (RFA)- 6'1", 245 lbs./ 2010: 55 yds, 8 TDs

2) Ronnie Brown- 6'0", 230 lbs. / 2010: 734 yds, 5 TDs

3) LeRon McClain- 6'0", 255 lbs. / 2010: 85 yds, 0 TDs

4) Ricky Williams- 5'10", 230 lbs. / 2010: 673 yds, 2 TDs

5) Mike Tolbert (RFA)- 5'9", 243 lbs. / 2010: 735 yds, 11 TDs

Obviously we would love to have LeRon back if his contract demands lessen. But if not, Bush and Tolbert are nice options if we can pry them away from Oakland and San Diego, respectively. For Bush we would need to give a 1st rounder and  Tolbert a 2nd rounder, neither which are worth it. So then, I would love to see Ronnie or Ricky as our #2 back, with a slight edge to Ronnie.

What do you think?

The opinions posted here are those of the administrator of this blog and his loyal readers. They are in no way official comments from the team, and should not be misconstued as such, even though he thinks he could do just as well or even a better job!

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