Justin Forsett was released by the Baltimore Ravens Saturday but was expected to re-sign with the team. The veteran running back confirmed that he’s back with the Ravens on social media Monday.
The team had to open up a roster spot and placed Carl Davis and Matt Elam on the injured reserve list to make room for the re-signing of Forsett.
After getting waived by the Ravens, which was Forsett’s team the last two seasons, there were NFL rumors that Forsett could be joining a new team for next season. However, it’s now being confirmed as just a “shrewd move” from the Ravens to get some players back on their roster.
ESPN is reporting that this was a pre-arranged deal between the running back and the Ravens. According to a report, Baltimore had to put Davis and Elam on the 53-man roster for at least a day so that one of them can return sometime in the midseason.
“The Ravens found a way to make room for one of them that didn’t involve cutting a young cornerback or lineman who can get claimed by another team. Baltimore released Forsett, who has played long enough that he doesn’t have to pass through waivers. The only way Baltimore would lose Forsett is if he chose to sign with another team,” Jamison Henley of ESPN stated in his report.
In his first year for the Ravens in 2014, Forsett had a career-high 1,266 rushing on 235 carries with 263 receiving yards on 44 catches with eight rushing touchdowns. Forsett struggled the following year with just 641 rushing yards on 155 carries but played in just 10 games due to injuries.
Forsett is back with the Ravens and will play alongside other running backs on their roster in Terrance West, Javorius Allen and rookie Kenneth Dixon, who is currently out due to a knee injury.
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