The Buffalo Bills' top-five running backs on the depth chart are now injured after LeSean McCoy left practice on Tuesday with a hamstring injury.
Fortunately, McCoy is expected to be ready for Week 1, but it has left the Bills with sixth- and seventh-string running backs for much of the remaining preseason.
Following McCoy's injury, it was thought that the Bills would consider signing free agent Ray Rice. The Bills reportedly had internal discussions about the idea, but it doesn't appear to be happening.
According to Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News, a team source told him there is "zero" chance of Rice becoming a Bill.
The Bills do need reinforcements at running back, but it doesn't appear that Rice is one of them. To go along with the baggage he brings off the field, Rice wasn't effective in his most recent season in the NFL.
In 2013, Rice averaged just 3.1 yards per carry, totaling 660 rushing yards and four touchdowns. He's always been a durable back, but his production has tailed off of late.
On Wednesday, the Bills did sign running back Cierre Wood, although that likely won't be the last running back the team signs.