Two days after unexpectedly releasing him in advance of 53-man roster cut downs, it appears as if the Baltimore Ravens and running back Justin Forsett have reconciled. According to a report from CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, Forsett is set to re-sign with the Ravens in advance of Tuesday’s practice.
RB Justin Forsett has agreed to re-sign w/Ravens. Move to become official prior to their start of practice Tues
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 5, 2016
Forsett signed a three-year, $9 million extension following a big year in 2014, but saw his production dip in 2015 and then got hurt, missing the final six games of the season. Now entering a season in which he’ll turn 31, the Ravens spotted an opportunity to release Forsett for a minimal charge and then bring him back on a more reasonable contract and took advantage.
Originally a seventh-round draft pick out of California in the 2008 NFL Draft, Forsett spent most of his first four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks before bouncing to Houston and then Jacksonville. He landed in Baltimore in 2014 and became the featured back, rushing for 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns.
In 2015, he rushed for 641 yards and two touchdowns in 10 games of action before breaking his arm. Upon his return, he’ll continue to battle with second-year back Javorius Allen and Terrance West for reps at running back.