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Ray Rice explains subpar 2013 season to Rodney Harrison


Rodney Harrison created a stir on the first day of the new Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, arguing that the Cowboys should sign former Ravens running back Ray Rice. And people were listening.

Specifically, Ray Rice was listening.

Rice got in touch with Rodney to discuss, among other things, that Rice lost his fastball in 2013, when his average per carry fell to a career low 3.1 yards. Rice explained that he played through a significant hip flexor injury, which contributed to the dip in his play.

Someone else may have been listening to Rodney, too. Coach Mike Pettine admitted on Tuesday that the Browns have discussed signing Ray Rice, but that they won’t be adding him right now. If the reaction to the possibility of signing Rice isn’t too strong, that could be the signal the Browns need to give him a second chance.

Ultimately, Rice could be better than any other option the Browns currently have. And with the Browns primarily hoping to win games and save jobs, maybe the time has come for Rice to get his second chance. It would be fitting if it comes from the franchise that his original franchise used to be.