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"I've never hung out with him off-field, but he’s a great guy," Ngata said. "He's a great guy on the field, in the locker room. He's a great community guy. He does a lot for the community, and so of course I think he would be a great addition to this team. I love playing with him, I trusted him. You feel bad for his situation. You just hope nothing but the best for him."
Rice was suspended indefinitely by the league due to an altercation with his then-fiancee. An arbitrator overturned that suspension, and he reportedly received $1.6 million in wrongful termination case after he was released by the Ravens. The 28-year-old spent his first six years with the Ravens, and produced four straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons before running for 660 yards and averaging a career-low 3.1 yards per carry in 2013.
In the grievance, Rice had sought $3.529 million in back pay. The Ravens cut him Sept. 8, hours after the release of a video showing Rice knocking out his then-fiancee in a casino elevator.
Rice hasn't visited any NFL teams, but he's working out regularly and hoping to latch on with a team this season, the paper said.
"I don't know what 31 other teams are thinking, I think we'll find out probably before April whether Ray will get an opportunity to sign with another team," Newsome said. "He was in really good shape when he was with us this offseason and, from what I'm hearing, he's still working his butt off. If he gets an opportunity to play with another club, I would be happy for him."
Newsome made it clear the Ravens will not sign players with domestic violence in their past, but is hoping another team will give Rice a chance.
"The Ravens agreed to resolve the grievance with Ray Rice," team president Dick Cass said in a statement. "It’s time to turn the page, and we’re moving forward. We wish Janay and Ray Rice the best."
Rice reportedly filed a grievance for $3.529 million after being released by the team. The Ravens did not disclose the amount of the agreed-upon settlement in Friday's announcement. Rice, who did not play in 2014, remains a free agent.
A hearing scheduled for Thursday and Friday has been called off. It's unlikely the amount of money involved in the settlement will be disclosed, the website said.
Rice was seeking $3.529 million, the sum he lost in base salary upon getting cut, per the Baltimore Sun.
The NFL, after initially suspending Rice two games, suspended him indefinitely following the video's release. An arbitrator overturned that suspension, and Rice, who turns 28 next week, is free to sign with any team.
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