The top choice to fill in for Rice is
"I'm very confident in Bernard. I've always liked Bernard," coach John Harbaugh said. "He's a heck of a player. He’s worked very hard, he’s 217 pounds, [and] he's in the best shape of his life. He looked good out here the last couple of days. We'll know more by Tuesday once we get the pads on and seeing him move with the pads on and how the shoulder holds up -- that'll be important."
Outside of Pierce, the Ravens have
"I have a lot of confidence in all of our guys," Harbaugh said.
"The zone scheme is all about repetition," Forsett said. "Even though I've been in it for most of my career, you still got to get the reps in. My whole career, I've been one of those guys that switched with the zone run scheme. I've been able to run the outside and inside zone pretty well. A third-down guy most of my career, being able to understand the blitz protections and being able to pick up guys and run routes out of the backfield and out wide."
Forsett suffered a stress fracture and a turf toe injury last season and had just 31 yards on six carries over nine games.
The report says Rice is expected to receive a multi-game suspension for allegedly striking his fiancée unconscious in February. The report suggests a suspension of two to four games for Rice would follow the league's recent track record with first-time offenders.
If Rice is going to miss a major chunk of the season, the Ravens would give
As a suspension looms for running back
The Sun believes the Ravens will need "all hands on deck" to not only replace Rice, but pair with him when he's active.
In a move that might have been meant to send a message more than anything else,
It's expected that Forsett's work with the starters was just to let Rice know that his off-field issues have been noticed and will be considered by the coaching staff. However, Forsett could be in line for some work early on this season if Rice has to serve a suspension.
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