Ravens Re-Sign Justin Forsett

TUESDAY, 9:57am: Forsett’s new deal is a two-year pact worth $6MM, identical to what he had remaining on his old deal, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. On top of that, Forsett will earn a $100K bonus if eclipses his modest 2015 rushing yard total of 641 yards.

MONDAY, 11:39am: It didn’t take long for Justin Forsett to land back in Baltimore. CBSSports.com’s Jason La Canfora tweets that the veteran running back has agreed to re-sign with the Ravens. CSN’s Clifton Brown tweets that Forsett will be at practice on Tuesday.

justin Forsett (Vertical)The 30-year-old was released by the team on Saturday, although reports immediately indicated that he’d likely return to the Ravens. There seemed to have been some prearranged agreement between the two sides. The Ravens cleared at least $3MM in cap (not including the $700K in dead money) be releasing Forsett this weekend.

Following a 2014 season that saw him set career-highs in rushing yards (1,266), rushing touchdowns (eight) and receptions (44), Forsett came back down to earth in 2015. The veteran appeared in only ten games, compiling 641 yards on 155 carries. Still, Forsett managed to average 4.2-yards-per-carry, solid numbers for a veteran running back.

Without Forsett, the Ravens would have been forced to rely on Terrance West and Javorius Allen. Rookie Kenneth Dixon is also in the picture, although the fourth-rounder is currently battling a knee injury.

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3 comments on “Ravens Re-Sign Justin Forsett

  1. tylerall5

    Weird move. If they wanted to save money, they could have just restructured his deal, and if it was to just get an extra day to mull over who they actually wanted to cut, the NFL should look into it. Just doesn’t seem like a legal move

    • BoSoxLifer

      yeah might be something for nflpa to check out

  2. david

    i feel like they had four running backs they could have exposed to make this work, and chose justin. Yes he’s back, but i think their opinion on him being the lead dog is a thing of the past.

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