Rice is facing criminal chargers and likely an NFL suspension to go with it. The team is in a bind with his contract though, as cutting him would cause a 5$ million cap hit, something the Ravens don't want as they try to rebuild and get back into the playoffs.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the Browns want to keep Mack, one of league's best centers, from hitting the free agent market. The Browns do have other deals they want to get done, such as signing All-Pro cornerback Joe Haden to a long-term extension. For now though, re-singing Mack is the primary focus.
Watkins interviewed with the Browns at the NFL Scouting Combine, and the team is in need of another receiver to pair alongside Josh Gordon. Those two together could be the best WR tandem in the NFL if they were to draft him, but No. 4 is a little high for where Watkins projects to go.
Thompson was expected to contribute to a thin WR crops, but he appeared in just seven games with the Ravens in 2013 as a reserve WR and special teamer. Don't expect to see him on the opening-day 53-man roster in 2014. Thompson played at Florida and was signed by the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2012.