The team will likely try to get him back after a new CBA is reached. They may also try to keep defensive end Ray Edwards, who many league observers assumed was on his way out.
During his appearance Friday on PFT Live, Spielman was asked who his biggest priorities would be among his free agents.
The first name that came up: Ray Edwards. Rice was next.
“We have a history of guys who are young who are coming into a second contract. . . . Those are the guys historically we’ve tried to definitely keep,” Spielman said.