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Justin Forsett's new contract shows short breakup with Ravens benefitted both sides

Justin Forsett's new contract shows short breakup with Ravens benefitted both sides

Here’s why running back Justin Forsett and the Ravens agreed to breakup, then makeup. The brief divorce benefitted both sides.

Cutting Forsett on Saturday gave the Ravens the flexibility to put both defensive tackle Carl Davis and safety Matt Elam on the 53-man roster.

Both players are injured. But they had to be part of the 53-man roster Saturday to be eligible to return later this season. Each team can designate one player to return off the injured list, and now the Ravens will have that option with either Elam or Davis.

Once Elam and Davis were officially placed on IR, the Ravens officially signed returner Devin Hester and re-signed Forsett. And Forsett lost no money.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Ravens gave Forsett a two-year deal worth $6 million – exactly what he was owed under his previous contract. In addition, Forsett will get a $100,000 incentive bonus if he surpasses the 641 rushing yards he gained in 2015 before his season-ending broken arm.

Forsett had enough NFL tenure that he didn’t have to pass through waivers. He could have signed with another team over the weekend, but he didn’t want to leave, and he knew the Ravens wanted him back.

So he re-signed Monday, and started preparing Sunday to be in the lineup against the Bills with no hard feelings.

Many people wish breaking up and making up was always that easy.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Hayden Hurst is actually all set for training camp

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Hayden Hurst is actually all set for training camp

<em>This post has been updated with a correction to Hurst's injury status.</em>

Kick off your Wednesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. Some good news for Ravens fans: Despite reports earlier that a hamstring injury has left tight end Hayden Hurst 'questionable' to participate in training camp from Rotoworld, he said he's doing just fine. Hurst had hamstring issues previously but returned to practice. Last season, Hurst missed four games following foot surgery. After a previous version of this post was published, he tweeted that he is not questionable for camp. We regret the error. 

2. On "Good Morning Football," Maurice Jones-Drew called Earl Thomas the new Ed Reed. Jones-Drew says Thomas will have the biggest defensive impact on his new spot with the Ravens.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. ET deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens and Rotoworld for news points.

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Wide receiver battle underway

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Baltimore Ravens Roundup: Wide receiver battle underway

Kick off your Tuesday with the latest Baltimore Ravens news.

1. Aside from the battle at left guard, the Ravens also have a battle going on at wide receiver. 13 of the 90-man roster are wide receivers, and when asked who have been standouts at practice thus far, many said Antoine Wesley and Sean Modster. 

2. Just for fun: The Ravens' team photographer Shawn Hubbard took these amazing portraits of the team that will get you hyped up for this season.

Looking Ahead:

July 15: 4 p.m. ET deadline to get a long-term deal done with designated franchise tag players.

The 2019 NFL schedule is set! See the Baltimore Ravens defend the AFC North at M&T Bank Stadium this season. Get your tickets now at www.BaltimoreRavens.com/tickets.

Credit: Baltimore Ravens for news points.

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