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The top choice to fill in for Rice is
"I'm very confident in Bernard. I've always liked Bernard," coach John Harbaugh said. "He's a heck of a player. He’s worked very hard, he’s 217 pounds, [and] he's in the best shape of his life. He looked good out here the last couple of days. We'll know more by Tuesday once we get the pads on and seeing him move with the pads on and how the shoulder holds up -- that'll be important."
Outside of Pierce, the Ravens have
"I have a lot of confidence in all of our guys," Harbaugh said.
"If we need it, Will will provide depth in the middle of the season," Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome explained.
The website also credited Smith with raising the intensity level at practice.
"It is disappointing that I will not be with my teammates for the first two games of the season, but that’s my fault," Rice said. "As I said earlier, I failed in many ways. But, Janay and I have learned from this. We have become better as a couple and as parents. My goal is to earn back the trust of the people, especially the children, I let down because of this incident."
Added general manager Ozzie Newsome: "That night was not the typical Ray Rice we know and expect."
Rice was fined an additional game check, meaning he'll lose a total of $705,882 the first three weeks.
The NFL made it official, suspending
"I believe you are sincere in your desire to learn and move forward toward a healthy relationship and successful career," Goodell told Rice.
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