Ravens GM: Ray Rice 'a big part' of team's plan next season
Rice and his fiance were both arrested on a simple assault complaint on Saturday.
"When I left my office 20 minutes ago -- and (coach) John (Harbaugh) had probably been in there 15 minutes before then -- Ray Rice was still a big part of what we plan to do in 2014," Newsome said Monday, via NFL.com.
Rice had a down year in 2013, averaging only 3.1 yards a carry. He rushed for 660 yards, his lowest output since his rookie year. Rice has three years left on a five-year, $35 million deal he signed before the 2012 season.
"I don't know the situation. I've only gotten what has been written. I have not had a chance to talk to Ray ... so I really don't know the situation, and up until ... I get all the answers, then that's when we make decisions within this organization -- once we get all the information we can get," Newsome said.