Although NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has not been able to find an organization that would sign Rice this season, former Ravens coach Brian Billick opined on Friday's edition of NFL Playbook that Rice "definitely will have a home in the next couple of weeks."
Rice hasn't played since early August. Rapoport reports the running back is in great shape, but any interested team will want to bring him in for a workout to confirm.
Several league executives predicted, via The Baltimore Sun, that Rice will play again, albeit not until next season.
History speaks loudly in the cases of players ostracized for reasons of personal conduct and criminal activity.
Leonard Little, Donte' Stallworth and Josh Brent were all given second chances following vehicular homicides.
After a cooling off period, though, both stars were welcomed back by NFL teams.
A slimmed-down Rice, however, did regain his old burst in training camp and looked noticeably quicker on five preseason touches. It only takes one team to reason that he has served his suspension and owned up to the judicial process.
"I think the team that could take him ... would have to be a team that's a playoff contender, where the fans are excited about going to the playoffs, and would have to be a team that has excellent public standing in the community," Casserly outlined.
"I think (interested) teams can walk in and say we believe in Ray Rice," Casserly explained. "We believe this is a one-time thing. We don't think it's going to happen again. We don't condone it. But we believe in Ray Rice right now. I think that those communities and teams like that who have a positive view public relations wise in their community and are contending for playoffs, I think that they could sell it."