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Ray Rice met with Commissioner Goodell on Monday

The Baltimore Ravens are bracing for league discipline against Ray Rice for the running back's simple assault arrest in February.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports, via a source with knowledge of the situation, that Rice and his wife were at the league offices on Monday to meet with Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Goodell is expected to hand down a suspension in the near future. Speculation in league circles is that Rice could be banned for four to six games, if not longer.

A lengthy suspension would explain the Ravens' urgency in addressing the position by adding veteran Justin Forsett and fourth-round draft pick Lorenzo Taliaferro.

A noticeably lighter and quicker Rice might have to wait until October to bounce back from last year's disappointing, injury-ravaged campaign.

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