Following up on the ongoing story
. ... Rice won't join the team when players report for voluntary offseason workouts Monday, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Reported by NFL.com
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The news comes as no real surprise. Baltimore's top offensive threat is seeking a long-term contract and has not signed the franchise tender (worth roughly $7.7 million for the 2012 season) that the team placed on him. As NFL Network insider Steve Wyche notes, the fact Rice won't be on hand Monday suggests an accord is not likely to be reached over the weekend. ... Rice made the Pro Bowl after gaining 2,068 total yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground and in the air in the 2011 season.