Justin Forsett was cut loose by the Ravens on Saturday, but his release came without the kind of fanfare you’d expect from the club given Forsett’s starting role and his presence as a team leader. Immediately, speculation began that Forsett would return to the Ravens on a new deal. Indeed, that is what is likely to happen today, according to a source who spoke with Mike Florio of PFT.
It sounds like there was an unspoken arrangement between Forsett and Baltimore prior to his release. The tailback is expected to circle back to Baltimore, though one has to imagine that other teams in need of help in the backfield will call. If the veteran gets offered a pay bump over what the Ravens would give him, it’s possible that he could jump on the opportunity.
Forsett, 30, was a revelation in 2014, rushing for more 1,200 yards and eight touchdowns though he had been considered a career backup/special teamer. Injuries cost Forsett last season, as he only managed to play in 10 games. With rookie Kenneth Dixon nursing a knee injury, Baltimore looks set to count on Terrance West and Javorius Allen at running back if Forsett doesn’t re-sign.
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