With Justin Forsett re-signed by the Ravens and DeMarco Murray landed in Philadelphia, the free agent pool of running backs is thinning considerably.
Yet one player who remains very much available is Ray Rice, who has been a free agent since late November, when he won his appeal against the indefinite suspension handed down by the league.
And one former Raven says he'd support a reunion with that other former Raven.
Haloti Ngata, now of the Detroit Lions, told a Detroit radio station that he thinks Rice would be "a great addition to this team."
The Lions could be in the market for a running back to share duties with Joique Bell after releasing Reggie Bush as a cap casualty. They are expected to address the position in the draft as well.
Speaking on CBS Radio's Stoney and Bill Show in Detroit, Ngata said that Rice is "a great guy on the field, in the locker room, he’s a great community guy, he does a lot for the community, and so of course I think he would be a great addition to this team. I love playing with him. I trusted him. You feel bad for his situation. You just hope nothing but the best for him.”
Keep in mind that the Lions are coached by Jim Caldwell, who was with Rice for two seasons in Baltimore. And a limited role for Rice, playing for a familiar coach, could be his entry back into the league -- if it comes at all.