Baltimore Ravens Ray Rice Having Stellar Offseason

Carroll County Times - [Full Article]

Ray Rice accelerated into the end zone and didn't break stride until he left the ground, leaping into the air to dunk the football over the crossbar.

The Baltimore Ravens' star running back wasn't acting like it was a routine passing camp or like someone who recently had his wisdom teeth removed.

"It's all about having fun," Rice said. "You've got to have some spunk in practice. This is what it's all about. This is where my season was made last year, in minicamps, being here in the offseason. It's definitely been beneficial."

Last season, Rice used the offseason to emerge as a Pro Bowl runner as he developed into one of the top all-purpose threats in the game.

Rice rushed for 1,339 yards and caught 78 passes, piling up 2,104 yards from scrimmage to rank second in the NFL behind Tennessee Titans runner Chris Johnson.

Now, Rice is making a push for another big season. He's been in Baltimore ever since the season ended, reporting at a solid 210 pounds.

Fantasy Impact: 

Look for Ray Rice to improve upon his outstanding 2009 campaign. Another year of maturity for QB Joe Flacco and added weapons like Anquan Boldin and Donte' Stallworth will alleviate increased pressure from opposing defenses! Ray Rice is currently ranked #3 in RB Cheat Sheet.

Filed Under: 2010, Preseason

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