Pro Bowl running backs Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears and Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens received new contracts ahead of the National Football League’s deadline for franchise players to sign long-term deals.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson overtook Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos as the highest-selling National Football League player last season.
The Baltimore Ravens opened their season with a 44-13 rout of the Cincinnati Bengals as Joe Flacco passed for 299 yards and two touchdowns, and Ray Rice rushed for a pair of scores.
"It is disappointing that I will not be with my teammates for the first two games of the season, but that's my fault."
- Ray Rice on Jul 24, 2014
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