Rice was suspended indefinitely by the NFL in September after TMZ published video showing him striking his then-fiancee inside a casino elevator. The Ravens also terminated his contract on the same day.
Rice, 27, appealed the suspension on the grounds that he had already been suspended for two games before the release of the video, and was ultimately reinstated by the league in November. He has yet to sign with a new team.
"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. "If he gets an opportunity to play with another club, I would be happy for him."
Earlier in February, Rice apologized "for the horrible mistake I made" in a letter to Baltimore published by the Sun. He also thanked the Ravens and said he was grateful for Newsome, owner Steve Bisciotti and coach John Harbaugh.
- Molly Geary