JUSTIN FORSETT agreed to terms yesterday on a 3-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens, who keep their leading rusher from 2014 after losing several key free agents earlier in the week.
Forsett, 29, is coming off the finest season of his 7-year career. Thrust into a starting role after the Ravens released Ray Rice, Forsett shed his journeyman label to run for 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns.
His hope was that the Ravens, despite being burdened by the salary cap, could drum up enough money to provide him a multiyear deal at the right price.
"There were some points there where I was like, 'It might be difficult to come back,' " Forsett said.
Before last year, he totaled 1,692 yards rushing with Seattle, Indianapolis, Houston and Jacksonville.
"Sometimes you have fortunate signings in this business and Justin was one of those," Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said in a statement.
In other personnel moves:
* Two-time Super Bowl champion cornerback Brandon Browner is headed to New Orleans for a 3-year deal worth about $18 million. Browner won a ring with Seattle in 2013, then with New England last season.
* In the wake of bringing back corner Darrelle Revis, the New York Jets also brought back another one, Antonio Cromartie, for a 4-year contract worth $32 million in base salary.
* Ex-Eagles safety Nate Allen went to Oakland on a 4-year deal.
* Indianapolis cut running back Trent Richardson.
* Kansas City released receiver Dwayne Bowe and saved $14 million against the salary cap.
* San Francisco released receiver Stevie Johnson.
* FormerCleveland tight end Jordan Cameron signed a 2-year contract with Miami.
* Three quarterbacks got contracts. Tyrod Taylor moved from Baltimore to Buffalo for a 2-year deal; Blaine Gabbert re-upped with San Francisco for two seasons; and Thad Lewis took a 1-year contract to return to Cleveland.
* Houston signed former Denver safety Rahim Moore.
* Tampa Bay added defensive tackle Henry Melton and safety Chris Conte, who both played for Lovie Smith in Chicago.
* Atlanta signed defensive end Adrian Clayborn, cornerback Phillip Adams and linebacker O'Brien Schofield.
* Jacksonville released defensive tackle Red Bryant, who was due a $500,000 roster bonus on Sunday and was to count $4.5 million against the salary cap.
* Arizona released Lyle Sendlein, the team's starting center for the past six seasons.
* Denver signed ex-Kansas City defensive end Vance Walker.
* New England signed ex-Oakland corner Chimdi Chekwa.
* The NFL and opposing lawyers have filed a 208-page defense of their final plan to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits. The filing comes as Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody in Philadelphia appears poised to approve the deal after several revisions. The settlement is expected to cost the NFL more than $1 billion over 65 years. Retired players with severe cognitive illnesses could get up to $5 million.