"Training is something that I never worried about," Rice said. "It's something that you got to want. I actually have the burning to desire to come back, not only for myself, but to come back ready to play. My training has always been part of my routine."
The newspaper reported that Rice's agent, Todd France, has been continuing to discuss Rice's contract with the team.
"Nobody ever had to beat me in the head to get up and work out," Rice said. "Anybody who knows about my workout regimen, I've probably been through two before noon. Training has never been my issues but obviously, the team camaraderie, the lockout and all that stuff, that's the stuff that you kind of miss with the guys. But as far as being ready, I know I'll be ready."
Rice was in Towson, Md., for Ray Rice Day on Saturday. The event included games, autographs and a luncheon for 600 young fans.