Ray Rice has caught more than 60 passes in each of his four seasons as the Ravens’ starting running back, and his total of 311 catches since entering the league in 2008 is the most of any running back in the NFL.
And now Rice wants more.
Rice told the Baltimore Sun that he wants to increase his role in the Ravens’ passing game.
“I got to use my hands a little more,” Rice said. “I get pushed a lot coming out of the backfield, and that’s a sign of respect, but if I can get my hands and get out on pass routes and continue to get open for Joe Flacco.”
With the Ravens trading away leading receiver Anquan Boldin, getting the ball in Rice’s hands will be even more important this year. Rice sounds ready for it.