Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on December 15, 2011, 12:54 PM EST
Rice didn’t hold out of training camp like Chris Johnson. He hasn’t publicly campaigned for a new deal like Matt Forte. He certainly hasn’t poisoned his relationship with his teammates like Peyton Hillis.
Rice has just shown up for work in his contract year, got paid his $600,000, and tried to keep the spotlight off his situation.
“It’s hard to think about it now — I’m being honest,” Rice told the Baltimore Sun. “I’ve had the ability to not even think about it because, No. 1, I respect my teammates. And I didn’t want to bring my contract, my personal decisions, my life in . . . to this locker room.”