What's Next for Ray Rice?

4 teams interested in signing former Ravens running back, ESPN reports.

ESPN reports that at least four teams have shown interest in Rice, 27, who hasn't played this season after he was suspended for his role in a domestic violence case involving his now-wife Janay Rice.

Here's the latest in the case involving Rice and his quest to return to the NFL:

1. At Least 4 Teams Express Interest in Rice

NFL executives said a team willing to sign Rice would likely be a contender, have a strong-minded head coach and injuries in its backfield.

Both the Saints and Colts fit the bill, although Indianapolis isn't expected to pursue Rice, sources told ESPN.

2. Rice Spotted Working Out in NY

Rice was spotted Saturday in Westchester, New York, working out at a local sports club, ABC News station WABC-TV reports.

Sources have told ESPN that Rice has stayed in great shape since his suspension but isn't locked into playing this season if he's unable to find the right team.

3. NFL General Counsel Defends Commissioner Roger Goodell

NFL general counsel Jeffrey Pash sent a memo to team executives and presidents after the ruling Friday, defending commissioner Roger Goodell and saying the decision didn't question his "honesty or integrity, nor his good faith consideration of the issue when he imposed the indefinite suspension."

Pash added that there wasn't any suggestion that Goodell saw the video from inside the elevator before it was released.

Pash defended Goodell, writing that he had taken several steps since the incident, including adding to the league's investigative resources and imposing tougher penalties on players involved in domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse or other similar offenses.

"With a new baseline discipline of a six-game suspension without pay, adjusted for aggravating or mitigating factors, there should no longer be any question that the league is addressing these types of misconduct with the seriousness they deserve," wrote Pash.

Goodell has been questioned about the league's ability to handle domestic violence cases since initially suspending Rice for two games, then issuing an indefinite suspension after video inside the elevator was released.