Theres a growing sense inside the league that former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, who last played in a game Dec. 29, 2013, might get a chance to play in the NFL again this season, according to a league source.After Week 1, NFL player contracts no longer are guaranteed for the season. The chances of Rice finding work will increase as more running backs are injured in the opening weeks.In the past, teams such as the Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills have considered signing Rice.Rice, 29, has remained in NFL-ready shape, consistently working out. The NFL has been impressed by how Rice has handled his football exile and has considered adding him to the league office as a spokesman, according to a league source.?But the source said the NFL isnt sure it will get the chance to hire him because of interest among teams.Rice told USA Today Sports in July that he would donate his entire 2016 salary to charity if signed by an NFL team this season.Rice, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, was suspended indefinitely by the NFL in September 2014 and was released by the Ravens when a video surfaced of him punching his then-fiancee in an elevator. His suspension was later overturned by a neutral arbitrator.Anthony Davis Jersey . But Bourque, who has missed three games with a lower-body injury, wont be in the lineup when the Habs travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres on Wednesday. Custom New Orleans Pelicans Jerseys . At a Manhattan federal court hearing, attorney Jordan Siev said his law office has gotten more evidence nearly every day to support its lawsuit accusing MLB and Selig of going on a "witch hunt" to ruin Rodriguezs reputation and career. He said the defendants went "way over the line. http://www.shoppelicansonline.com/Authentic-Jahlil-Okafor-Pelicans-Jersey/ . -- Gus Malzahn finally had his day in Fayetteville. Anthony Davis Pelicans Jersey . Burris threw two TD passes, including a key 15-yard fourth-quarter strike to Bakari Grant that effectively countered a Toronto comeback bid and led Hamilton to a 33-19 victory. Jrue Holiday Pelicans Jersey . -- Quarterback Will Finch threw for 252 yards and three touchdowns, and Yannick Harou rushed in two scores as the No.PITTSBURGH -- Mike Tomlin isnt underestimating Ben Roethlisbergers healing powers.The Pittsburgh Steelers coach is keeping the door open for his franchise quarterback and his surgically repaired left knee to return on Sunday in Baltimore.Roethlisberger tore cartilage in the knee during the second quarter of a loss to Miami on Oct. 16 and underwent outpatient surgery the following day.He stood on the sideline in sweatpants while backup Landry Jones played capably in a 27-16 loss to New England and was able to practice a bit during Pittsburghs bye week and again on Monday.I think all the cards are on the table, Tomlin said on Tuesday.The main issues for Roethlisberger are swelling and pain tolerance, things that have hardly been a deterrent to Roethlisberger in the past.Tomlin called what he saw from Roethlisberger on Monday generally positive, but will wait to see how the knee responds during the week before making any sort of decision on Roethlisbergers availability.Im just looking at it day by day, deciding what opportunities were going to give him on a given day, like we did (Monday), what hes able to do with it and then waiting for the next day to see the ramifications or the result of that work, Tomlin said.The prognosis for other starters appears more promising. Defensive end Cam Heyward (hamstring) and right tackle Marcus Gilbert (ankle) have practiced regularly and appear to be on the verge of being in the lineup barring a setback.Heyward missed the first two games of his career after going down in a win over the New York Jets on Oct. 9. Pittsburghs run defense crumbled without him, giving up 222 yards on the ground against the Dolphins and 140 to the Patriots. Heywards absence was hardly the only issue, but having in back would certainly help.We have to do a better job of being where we need to be and when we are, do a better job of funcctionally tackling, Tomlin said.ddddddddddddSometimes, its just that sureness, that understanding of how what it is you do, fits in the bigger picture that will allow you to play with the energy and physicality thats required to do the job.The problems on defense arent just limited to the run.Pittsburgh has produced just eight sacks -- last in the league -- and eight turnovers so far, well off the pace the Steelers set last season on their way to the playoffs.Tomlin pointed to several instances when his defensive backs saw potential interceptions bounce off their hands and harmlessly to the turf. Veteran William Gay let one get away early against the Dolphins when the Steelers were still leading.If he brings it in, Pittsburgh has the ball in Miami territory with a chance to add to its advantage. Instead the Dolphins escaped and pretty soon were off to the races.Theres been a number of opportunities that havent been cashed in on, Tomlin said. There havent been enough opportunities because were not doing a good enough job of creating climate where those opportunities occur.Game notesTomlin praised tight end Ladarius Greens mental preparation as he works his way back off the physically unable to perform list. Green has yet to play this season because of health issues that began with offseason ankle surgery. The team has a 21-day window to determine whether to activate Green or not. ... WR Eli Rogers will be in the mix against the Ravens. Rogers dressed, but did not see the field against New England, though Tomlin said the decision not to play Rogers was not due to an off-the-field issue. Rogers has 13 receptions for 135 yards and a touchdown in four games.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '