Surprise! Ravens bring back Forsett, who had been cut

  • Justin Forsett was re-signed by the Baltimore Ravens on Monday.
  • The former Pro Bowl running back had been cut by the Ravens on Saturday.
  • Forsett rushed for 1,266 yards in 2014 and 641 yards last year.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Justin Forsett was re-signed Monday by the Baltimore Ravens, who cut the former Pro Bowl running back on Saturday.

Forsett ran for 1,266 yards in 2014 and carried for 641 yards as the starter last year before a broken arm cut short his season in late November.

The Baltimore Ravens re-signed running back Justin Forsett on Monday. The Ravens had cut Forsett on Saturday.

He saw limited action in the preseason before being released in a surprising move. That left the Ravens with only two healthy running backs: Terrance West and Javorius Allen.

On his Twitter account, Forsett wrote Saturday: "The plot thickens."

Then, late Monday afternoon, Ravens announced he had been added to the 53-man roster.

The team offered no explanation for his release, or why he was brought back.

Forsett was due to receive $3 million this season. He will have to sign a new contract before returning to practice on Tuesday.

By cutting Forsett, the Ravens were able to carry defensive lineman Carl Davis and safety Matt Elam on their initial 53-man roster. Davis and Elam were put on injured reserve Monday, which means one of them can secure a "designated to return" tag later in the season.

Forsett, 30, was a backup in his first six NFL seasons before blooming into a star with Baltimore in 2014.

On his Twitter account, Forsett wrote Monday: "Ok now it's official I'm back baby!!"

The Ravens also announced Monday that kick returner Devin Hester signed a one-year contract.