Ray Rice reportedly to rest for Baltimore Ravens

By Kareem Copeland
Updated: Dec. 30, 2012 at 10:37 a.m.

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is not expected to play against the Cincinnati Bengals, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported.

The Ravens have locked up the top seed in the AFC North, but cannot earn a first-round bye with a 10-5 record. Rice was not listed on the injury report this week. He would end the regular season with 1,138 rushing yards and 478 receiving yards -- both the lowest totals since his rookie year.

Rookie Bernard Pierce is listed as No. 2 on the depth chart. If he starts, it will be the first of his career.