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Report: Ravens planning to part ways with Justin Forsett

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 11: Running back Justin Forsett #29 of the Baltimore Ravens is tackled in the first half during the game at M&T Bank Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Ravens cut running back Justin Forsett last month, in a move that was more about managing the IR rules and less about getting rid of him. The next time they cut Forsett, ti will be more about getting rid of him.

According to Jeff Zribiec of the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens plan to part ways with Forsett, given the looming return to health by rookie tailback Kenneth Dixon.

Parting ways with Forsett will save no money, since Forsett’s $3 million base salary is, as a practical matter, fully guaranteed by his status on the Week One roster.

Forsett has 31 carries for 98 yards in three 2016 regular-season appearances. He was ruled inactive on Sunday in favor of Terrance West.

If Forsett is cut before the trade deadline, he’ll become a free agent. And he could find a home with one of the various teams that need running backs.

UPDATE 11:43 a.m. ET: Forsett has tweeted a farewell to Baltimore.

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15 Responses to “Report: Ravens planning to part ways with Justin Forsett”
  1. eazeback says: Oct 4, 2016 11:48 AM

    I already have…

  2. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Oct 4, 2016 11:55 AM

    Good luck to him. “One-touch,” as we used to call him Seattle, has had a great career with really marginal talent. Don’t blow the money you made son.

  3. illumination666 says: Oct 4, 2016 11:58 AM

    Makes no sense why they even resigned him.

  4. illumination666 says: Oct 4, 2016 11:59 AM

    Makes no sense why they even resigned him. They may have screwed the man out of an opportunity to play this season for a team that would play him.

  5. joshgordonsbong says: Oct 4, 2016 12:11 PM

    Giants might wanna check this dude out, were pretty dire at RB

  6. sbchampsagain says: Oct 4, 2016 12:17 PM

    Forsett is in good shape. About as good of shape as you can be for a player that was released.
    Ravens took care of him.
    They didn’t screw Forsett out of an opportunity to play.
    Quite the opposite.
    They are letting him go from a team where he would have been buried on the depth chart. During a time when the league is desperate for runners.

    And his salary is guaranteed. Forsett will be fine.

  7. camdenyard says: Oct 4, 2016 12:23 PM

    Well, that is $3 million down the drain. Gotta wonder why he was on the roster to begin with.

    This is why you need to play older RBs in preseason, to see if they have anything left.

  8. stipez says: Oct 4, 2016 12:35 PM

    Coulda paid Flacco 3M more

  9. suggzz says: Oct 4, 2016 12:43 PM

    This move tells me Baltimore is very confident in Dixon. Should be interesting to see how they work him in with West.

    Side note, if CJ Spiller can find a team and I sure Forsett won’t be a free agent for long. Looking at you Detroit.

  10. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 4, 2016 1:06 PM

    In a bit of irony, he was escorted out of the building by Trestman, who was allowed to return back to his coaching duties.

  11. foodiefoodnerd says: Oct 4, 2016 1:12 PM

    Come on home (again), Justin. We always admired your heart and commitment.

    I remember his rookie year, pre-season game, when he scored his first NFL touchdown.
    Everyone was reaching out to congratulate him, even veteran defensive players and coaches.

    We all know rookies have to earn respect; especially other players aren’t going to overbloat his ego and fit him for his jacket and rings after one great play. This guy had caught their attention early on, and in the right way.

  12. anonymousraven1 says: Oct 4, 2016 1:37 PM

    Few better people in the NFL than Forsett; he will assuredly be missed in the Ravens’ locker room. Unfortunately, he’s on the wrong side of 30, and his most successful season, by far, came in Gary Kubiak’s lone year with the Ravens – and Gary has a tremendous history of getting the most out of his rushing attack. Good luck to Justin wherever he ends up.

  13. pastabelly says: Oct 4, 2016 3:25 PM

    and this time, we really mean it.

  14. winner9090 says: Oct 4, 2016 5:39 PM

    Ravens gave him every opportunity to become a successful this season, but he couldn’t hold to it, part of the reason is Ravens inferior OL, and it’s obvious a younger back would do better. I know he is one of the well respected men within Ravens fanbase!

  15. guitarkevin says: Oct 5, 2016 12:36 PM

    Thanks for all you’ve done Justin. And good luck in your next endeavor. Shouldn’t be hard for you to find a gig.

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