- Jeff Zrebiec is hearing that the Ravens remain interested in signing Hester to a contract, but it would be contingent on his ability to pass a physical.
- Zrebiec adds that Hester is still working his way back from toe surgery, which means the Ravens could wait to sign him to a contract once he’s 100 percent healthy.
Forsett, 30, was entering the second year of a three-year, $9 million contract and set to earn a base salary of $3 million for 2016 when the Ravens cut him loose before today’s deadline.
In 2015, Forsett ran for 641 yards on 151 carries (4.2 YPC) to go along with 31 receptions for 153 yards receiving and two total touchdowns.
Hester, 33, is a former second-round pick of the Bears back in 2006. After eight years with the Bears, Hester signed a three-year, $9 million contract with Atlanta and was set to make a base salary of $3.5 million for the 2016 season when the Falcons released him in a move that freed up $3 million in available cap space.
In 2015, Hester was limited to appearing in just five games for the Falcons and totaling 235 kick return yards and 34 punt return yards.