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Rice Thanks Blockers With Watches

Ray Rice said running backs get the glory, but his line ‘set it up nice’ for him.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Monday, January 9th, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Categories: Ryan Mink

Ray Rice’s blockers helped him get a plane ticket to Hawaii.

watchNow the Ravens’ Pro Bowl running back helped them out with their swag.

This afternoon, fullback Vonta Leach tweeted a picture of the Brietling watch he got, along with a message saying “Nice gift for me and offensive lineman from @RayRice27 #dirtywork payoff.”

“Running backs, we get the glory,” Rice said after his big game in Cincinnati to close a regular season in which he led the NFL in total yards (2,068).

“Man, that bill is going to be expensive for what I have to get my offensive line. I have to get those guys something nice. They’ve set it up nice for me this year.”

Rice delivered on his promise. Center Matt Birk said he has never owned a watch. When asked what kind of watch it was, he jokingly said a Casio.

“It’s like no watch I’ve ever had before, it actually had hands on it,” Birk wise-cracked. “We should probably be buying him something. He probably makes us look better than we are, but it’s certainly, certainly appreciated.”

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