2 Point Lead: The honest truth about Ray Rice

2 Point Lead: The Honest Truth About Ray Rice

Ray Rice hasn't played in the NFL since 2013 and there's little interest in the free-agency market for the embattled running back. However, the real reason for being shut out isn't what you think.

He just isn't good anymore.

According to Sports Illustrated, though, Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine acknowledged Tuesday that the club has discussed signing Rice, who has been out of the league since being released by Baltimore last September, the day the infamous elevator surveillance camera footage of his attack on his then fiancee surfaced.

The report says Pettine was asked if the Browns were considering adding a veteran to the mix at running back, to go with second-year players Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West and rookie third-round pick Duke Johnson. "We've talked about it, but I don't think we're there at this point," Pettine said.

Yannis Pappas' argument is correct. It's just about talent. Period.

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