Texans vs. Ravens: 5 Questions With the Ebony Bird

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Aug 22, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice (27) eludes the tackle of Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) at M

How worried are you about the overall health of running back Ray Rice? Do you feel if he’s not at 100 percent will he be able to produce like the Ray Rice we all accustomed to seeing? What are your thoughts as Bernard Pierce as Rice’s backup?

"I am not too worried about the production of Ray Rice and his recent hip injury. All reports seem to indicate that Rice will make a full recovery from the hip injury, and will be back in this week’s game against the Texans. As for Pierce, there is a lot of potential that comes with him. He will have an important role down the stretch of the season, keeping Rice fresh for the postseason."