Forsett, who led the team in rushing during the 2014 and 2015 seasons, was one of the bigger surprises in terms of veterans released when teams trimmed their rosters down to 53 players on Saturday.
Now, La Canfora reports, he’ll return to the team ahead of practice on Tuesday.
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
The decision to release Forsett did make some sense, however, with the Ravens saving $2.3 million in cap space by letting the veteran running back go.
Forsett didn’t confirm the signing himself on Twitter, instead offering a cryptic note about his future.
Forsett played in just 10 games in 2015, but still paced all Baltimore backs with 641 yards. His 2014 season with Baltimore was a breakout, when Forsett smashed all his career highs with 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns.
There was some belief the performance of Terrance West during the preseason — he rushed for 43 yards on six carries during Week 3 and looked generally explosive — made Forsett expendable.
If Baltimore is able to get him back on a cheaper deal and he can provide the same production he’s given them over the last two years, it’s a smart move by the team.
And another reminder that football is very much a business.
Source: CBS Sports / Ravens bringing back running back Justin Forsett just days after cutting him