On the Dan Patrick Show, former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice talked a bit about his thought process and some insight about if teams are still interested in him. While Rice wouldn't name names, he did say that teams were interested in him, but that he lets his agent take care of that side of things and only has him call him if "it's real."
As you can expect with the rash of injuries to every team in the NFL this season, the former Raven has had to have gotten calls from teams interested in what he brings to the table. Even though he hasn't gotten his chance, lesser rushers have seen their third or fourth teams, giving some credence to the idea that Rice's career is done due to his off-field issues.
The 28-year old rusher said that he still wants to play and is not ready to give up.
I do want to play football again, but um, I'm not ready to give up. This is not a voice of giving up, this is the voice saying 'I look back at what I've accomplished'. I'm a three-time Pro Bowler and a Super Bowl champion. What I want to do now is I want to go back and I want to play for my pride and for my daughter to see me hang up the cleats the right way.
While no one can condone what Rice has done, few people are openly against him returning to the game. In a sport where players with multiple arrest records are not only on teams, but getting large contracts, a guy with such sorrow to his voice should be allowed to suit back up and be given at least a "prove-it" type of deal.
If you want to see the interview, we've embedded it below.