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Justin Forsett | Running Back | #29

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/14/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 195
College: California
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 7 (233) / SEA
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Justin Forsett expects to get the majority of carries this season.
"What’s running-back-by-committee?" Forsett joked. "I don’t understand that." Unfortunately for Forsett, the Ravens project as a committee this year, with Buck Allen spelling Forsett on pass downs. Forsett is entering his age-31 season and coming off an injury-shortened 2015, but says he still thinks he can be a 200 carry, 1,000-yard rusher. Baltimore's running back situation is a training camp storyline worth monitoring. Jul 27 - 8:09 PM

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Ravens.com reporter Ryan Mink believes Justin Forsett will open training camp as "the clear lead dog" in Baltimore's backfield.

Forsett was on pace for another 1,000-yard campaign last season before a broken arm sent him to injured reserve. The Ravens may have drafted Forsett's replacement in fourth-rounder Kenneth Dixon, but he'll have to work his way up the depth chart. Buck Allen showed decent receiving chops as a rookie (45 catches for 353 yards and two touchdowns), and will spell Forsett on at least some passing downs. It's a tough backfield to predict.
Source: ravens.com
Jul 12 - 2:15 PM

Ravens OC Marc Trestman said he wants to run the ball more this season.

"We're always looking at ourselves as a team that should be able to run the ball first," Trestman said. Only the Lions passed the ball more than the Ravens last season, and Trestman's offenses in Chicago from 2013-2014 were also bottom-10 in rushing play percentage. Trestman may say he wants to run the ball, but history suggests his 2016 Ravens offense will again be pass-happy.
Jul 1 - 9:58 AM

Speaking on NFL Network, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Justin Forsett (arm) is back to 100 percent.

He sat out the Ravens' final six games last season with a broken arm. Forsett earned a three-year deal after his breakout season in 2014 (career-high 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns) but he turns 31 in October and the Ravens may have drafted his eventual replacement in fourth-round pick Kenneth Dixon. The veteran will open training camp as the No. 1 back but he'll have to work hard to stay ahead of Dixon and Buck Allen.
Apr 30 - 2:58 PM

Justin Forsett (arm) will be sent for X-rays next week.

The Ravens cleared Forsett to work out, but the X-rays will determine how far he is in his recovery. Forsett hasn't had any setbacks and says he’s "progressing where I want it to." He's expected to be ready for OTAs.
Apr 6 - 4:36 PM

Justin Forsett (broken arm) has resumed workouts.

Forsett is close to fully healthy after going down in Week 11. Barring setbacks, he should be ready for OTAs.
Apr 2 - 3:10 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said at the Combine that he anticipates Justin Forsett being on the 2016 roster.

Forsett is "not considered a cap cut candidate," per Harbaugh. Forsett turned 30 last October and is owed a reasonable $3 million base salary. Forsett should have a role in Baltimore's 2016 offense, but he will open training camp being pushed hard for snaps by Buck Allen and Lorenzo Taliaferro, among others.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 25 - 1:21 PM

Justin Forsett (broken arm) said he "should be 100 percent in a couple of weeks."

Forsett broke both bones in his forearm when Rams DT Aaron Donald body-slammed him Week 11. He should be a full participant in the offseason program. The 30-year-old back is expected to stick on the roster despite his $3.7 million cap hit, but Buck Allen should steal a significant chunk of Forsett's role.
Jan 28 - 11:49 AM

Justin Forsett (arm) is ahead of schedule in his recovery.

Forsett expects to be fully healthy in 4-5 weeks. He’ll miss the rest of the year, but should have a normal offseason. 30-year-old Forsett is scheduled to count $3.7M against the 2016 cap.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 05:32:00 PM

Ravens placed RB Justin Forsett on injured reserve with a broken arm, ending his season.

It's a procedural move after Forsett had his arm crushed when Rams DT Aaron Donald body-slammed him in the Ravens' Week 11 win. Buck Allen will get the first crack at replacing Forsett as the lead back, while Terrance West and Raheem Mostert fill out the rest of the depth chart. Forsett turned 30 last month and has two years left on his contract with salaries of $3 million.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 10:19:00 AM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Justin Forsett (arm) is "a big part of what we’re doing going forward."

That seems to confirm that Forsett will be back for next season. Moving on from Forsett would clear salary space but it doesn't sound like the Ravens are considering that as a possibility. He might have to settle for a backup role next year if Buck Allen plays well over the team's final six games. Forsett turned 30 in October.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 07:20:00 PM

The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reports Justin Forsett broke both bones in his forearm Week 11 against the Rams and is done for the season.

Forsett was slammed to the ground by Aaron Donald in the first quarter. Buck Allen rushed 22 times for 67 yards and caught five passes for 48 yards in relief of Forsett and should operate as the lead back the rest of the season. Terrance West, who was recently acquired after being waived by the Titans, should also get some work. Forsett is owed a $3 million base salary and will count $3.7 million against the 2016 cap. He should be brought back at that relatively low price, but he will not be guaranteed a featured role.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 09:47:00 PM

Justin Forsett exited Week 11 against the Rams with a broken right arm and will not return.

Forsett was slammed to the turf for a five-yard loss by Rams' stud DT Aaron Donald midway through the first quarter. Trainers immediately ran on the field and put an air cast on Forsett's arm. With Terrance West inactive, Buck Allen and Raheem Mostert are left at running back. Forsett rushed four times for 26 yards before leaving and was well on his way to a successful afternoon.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 01:32:00 PM

Justin Forsett rushed 14 times for 53 yards and caught 4-of-4 targets for 11 yards in the Ravens' Week 10 loss to the Jaguars.

This was a Joe Flacco game, as OC Marc Trestman dialed up pass play after pass play, even when nursing small leads late in the second half. Forsett didn't make any eye-catching plays, and that's been the case much of the season as one of many running backs who have underachieved in fantasy. Things won't get any easier next week at home against a normally-strong Rams defense.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 05:47:00 PM

Justin Forsett managed 69 yards on 17 carries and caught his lone target for five yards in the Ravens' Week 8 win over the Chargers.

The Ravens were surprisingly unable to generate much running room for Forsett, who was consistently stopped in his tracks and managed a long run of 11 yards. Through eight games, Forsett is on pace for 1,124 rushing yards, but only four all-purpose touchdowns and 54 receptions. He'll emerge from Baltimore's Week 9 bye as a high-end RB2 in Week 10 against Jacksonville.
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 05:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Joe Flacco
2Ryan Mallett
3Josh Johnson
4Jerrod Johnson
RB1Justin Forsett
2Buck Allen
3Kenneth Dixon
4Lorenzo Taliaferro
5Terrance West
GLB1Justin Forsett
2Buck Allen
3RB1Justin Forsett
2Buck Allen
FB1Kyle Juszczyk
WR11Steve Smith Sr.
2Kamar Aiken
3Jeremy Butler
4Michael Campanaro
5Keenan Reynolds
WR21Mike Wallace
2Breshad Perriman
3Chris Moore
4Chris Matthews
5Daniel Brown
WR31Kamar Aiken
TE1Ben Watson
2Crockett Gillmore
3Maxx Williams
4Dennis Pitta
5Darren Waller
LT1Ronnie Stanley
2James Hurst
LG1John Urschel
2Ryan Jensen
3Alex Lewis
4Stephane Nembot
C1Jeremy Zuttah
2Matt Skura
3Anthony Fabiano
RG1Marshal Yanda
2Vlad Ducasse
3Jarell Broxton
RT1Rick Wagner
2Blaine Clausell
3De'Ondre Wesley
K1Justin Tucker
2Wil Lutz