Ravens running back Justin Forsett has reached agreement with the Lions, he confirmed Tuesday to CSN via text message.
Forsett was cut by the Ravens on Oct. 3, after they decided to go with younger backs Terrance West, Kenneth Dixon, and Buck Allen.
Forsett will turn 31 years old Oct. 14, but believes can still be a productive NFL running back if given an opportunity.
After Forsett started the first three games for the Ravens this season and averaged just 3.2 yards per carry, he was benched Week 4 against the Raiders, and West gained a career-high 113 yards.
The next day, Forsett met with Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome to discuss Forsett’s role for the remainder of the season.
After that meeting, Forsett and the Ravens mutually agreed to part ways.
Forsett worked out for the Lions on Monday, and they obviously liked what they saw. The Lions (2-3) have struggled to run the football, and despite beating the Eagles in Week 5, Theo Riddick led the Lions with 49 yards on 11 carries.
The Lions hope Forsett can move closer to the form he showed in 2014, when he had a career-high 1,266 yards for the Ravens.
Forsett was one of the Ravens’ most popular players in the locker room, and his former teammates will be wishing him well in Detroit.