Ravens release seldom-used RB Forsett, who asked to leave

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Running back Justin Forsett has been released by the Baltimore Ravens, who complied with his request to play elsewhere.

Forsett was on the inactive list last Sunday and was expected to drop down the depth chart after the return of injured rookie Kenneth Dixon.

So Forsett asked the Ravens to let him go, and general manager Ozzie Newsome formally cut him Tuesday.

Quoted on the team's website, Forsett said, ''It was mutual. I felt like my opportunity here was closing. I'm at a phase in my career where I don't want to sit.''

Forsett started in Baltimore's first three games, rushing for 98 yards and catching 11 passes for 36 yards.

But Terrance West took over as the starter Sunday against Oakland and was backed up by Javorius Allen.

Forsett ran for 1,266 yards in 2014. He broke his arm last season after playing in 10 games.


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