The Houston Texans are not in a great situation right now heading in to the 2015 NFL season.
The AFC South side lost their star playmaker and basically the entire focus point of their offense as running back Arian Foster was ruled out for at least half the season after undergoing surgery on a sports hernia.
That leaves the Texans with Alfred Blue and Chris Polk fighting it out to take Foster's spot. However, neither of them have truly shown they have what it takes to replace the key man full-time, so the Texans are in the market for someone new.
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However, despite getting knocked back in their attempts to sign former New Orleans Saints man Pierre Thomas, the Texans have let it known that there is one person they definitely won't be bringing in, Ray Rice.
According to a report from ESPN, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair spoke on Thursday and revealed that the disgraced former Baltimore Ravens star would categorically not be popping up in Houston in 2015.
“I think I’d want to talk with our players and I don’t know that that’s something that they would like,” McNair said. “We want people that fit in our locker room. As I said, it’s all about teamwork."
Not Good Enough
McNair then went on to add that he doesn't even think that a player like Rice - who averaged just 3.1 yards per carry in his last season with the Ravens, would even be good enough to come in and displace the likes of Polk and Blue.
"And look, we’ve got four good running backs. I don’t know that he’s as good as any of the four we’ve got. I don’t see anybody else trying to sign him, so I think that’s a pretty good indication of where he stands," McNair added.
It looks like Ray Rice's career may well be over, if hitting his fiancee wasn't the death knell then that companied with a terrible last season certainly tips him over the edge.