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Maccagnan: Jets have discussed Ray Rice, don’t foresee signing him

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Earlier this week, former Ravens running back Ray Rice arrived in Los Angeles to serve as a coach for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and said that he wasn’t giving up his hope of returning to the league as a player.

Rice has not played the last two seasons after being released by the Ravens in the wake of the release of the video of him knocking out his wife with a punch in an Atlantic City elevator. If he does get another chance heading into the 2016 season, it doesn’t look like it will come with the Jets.

During an interview on WFAN Friday, Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan was asked if the team has considered signing Rice.

“I think we’ve talked about that at various points in time,” Maccagnan said, via NJ.com. “I would probably say that that would be one that I would probably have to sit down and talk with Todd [Bowles] and Woody [Johnson]. But I don’t foresee that at this point in time.”

Chris Ivory, Stevan Ridley and Bilal Powell are all headed for free agency in March if they don’t re-sign with the Jets and it seems unlikely that all three will be back, which should mean some new faces in the Jets backfield. Should their top plans at the position fail to materialize, Rice could be given another look down the road.

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13 Responses to “Maccagnan: Jets have discussed Ray Rice, don’t foresee signing him”
  1. remstar10 says: Jan 22, 2016 10:35 AM

    too many options at RB out there to waste on this mans

  2. mzigg35 says: Jan 22, 2016 10:43 AM

    Not condoning his actions in any way..

    This guy had 5 excellent years and 1 bad year. There are roughly 150 RB on rosters and practice squads but this guy can’t even get a phone call or a workout.. Come on and stop with the “if he was better, he’d get a chance.” That’s garbage and excuses for the league to blackball him

    He’s probably better than Ridley and Powell right now. For example..Don’t you think Pitt could of used him in the playoffs? Or do we really think touissant and todman are better players?

    Think about the RB in the league.. And rice can’t get a phone call

  3. jetsclaps says: Jan 22, 2016 11:06 AM

    Powell is the best RB on the Jets, he’s not better than Powell.

  4. jets4thewin says: Jan 22, 2016 11:39 AM

    I would resign Powell and let ivory and ridley walk. I appreciate what Ivory did for us but his body can’t take the beating all season long.

    I’d like to see the Jets get Elliott in the draft and then shift their focus to linebacker.

  5. cheatustobeatus says: Jan 22, 2016 11:43 AM

    “He’s probably better than Ridley and Powell right now. For example..Don’t you think Pitt could of used him in the playoffs? Or do we really think touissant and todman are better players? ”

    Good point about Pittsburgh. The irony is Pittsburgh still has James Harrison on they’re roster. Because there was no video of him beating his baby mamma though, he is not vilified as Rice was. In fact people act like he never did anything wrong?! lol The double standards in this league are ridiculous! Personally, I think all Major League/sports domestic abusers should be permanently banned. But since that isn’t the case at least provide some balance.

  6. jetsjetsjetsnow says: Jan 22, 2016 11:57 AM

    Bilal Powell is the guy to keep… Ivory waned in the second half of season.. I sense an injury prone season ahead for him…. but he was a fearless beast…

    I say let Ivory and Ridley walk , which gives more credibility to my add Marshawn Lynch theory!!

  7. MichaelEdits says: Jan 22, 2016 12:04 PM

    Maybe somebody will give him a shot.

  8. zeke2517 says: Jan 22, 2016 12:15 PM

    “Come on and stop with the “if he was better, he’d get a chance.” That’s garbage and excuses for the league to blackball him”

    I think he’s blackballed because he knocked a woman unconscious in an elevator and then dragged her out by her hair. That’s not a big time character move.

  9. abninf says: Jan 22, 2016 12:32 PM

    All the teams probably see opposing teams playing the knockout video on the jumbotron at away games.

  10. mzigg35 says: Jan 22, 2016 12:49 PM

    Come on Zeke.. Greg hardy, AP, Chris Rainey, frank Clark (sea just drafted in 2nd rd), etc, etc.

    Only difference.. No video

    Rice made a huge mistake but before that, and currently, he’s a big and positive influence in the bmore community

    NFL (pro sports in general) are all about 2nd, 3rd, 4th chances. Where’s is this guys 2nd chance

  11. zeke2517 says: Jan 22, 2016 4:10 PM

    “Rice made a huge mistake but before that, and currently, he’s a big and positive influence in the bmore community”

    You could say the same thing about Stringer Bell.

  12. mzigg35 says: Jan 22, 2016 5:01 PM

    Ok Zeke. Enjoy your day. The wire is fantastic tv but this would be real life

  13. jomo56 says: Jan 22, 2016 7:55 PM

    Being out of the league for two seasons—he’s not the same player. In fact his numbers were already trending downward prior to the incident. He’s got nothing left in the tank. Nice pr but Jets better served via free agency or the draft.

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