Forte (knee) returned to a full practice Thursday.
Forte is in line to play in Sunday's game against the Ravens, though a more pressing concern is that he's been losing snaps to Bilal Powell, who saw 39 out of a possible 54 snaps on offense in this past Monday's loss to the Cardinals. Meanwhile, Forte was on the field for 21 snaps in the contest, rushing nine times for 19 yards and catching one of three targets for three yards.
Forte rushed nine times for 19 yards and caught one of three targets for three receiving yards during Monday's loss to the Cardinals.
The Jets' offense sputtered throughout the night, and despite only being down 14-3 at the half, they didn't use Forte nearly enough for him to get a chance at making a fantasy impact. He ended up with only one fewer target than Bilal Powell, who also rushed three times for 10 yards, but Forte has just not been able to get anything going since his Week 2 explosion against the Bills. He'll continue to lead the team in carries, but the offensive line is giving him little to work with, as he's rushed for fewer than 30 yards in two of the last three games.
Forte was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday with knee and rib issues.
Forte was limited last Wednesday by a knee issue before returning to a full practice Thursday, but the addition of a rib ailment to the mix could signal that Forte's limitations this time around were not maintenance-related, as they were last week. The running back was spotted riding a golf cart in the direction of the Jets' X-ray room after this past Sunday's game, so it's not especially surprising to see a new injury pop up on Wednesday's report. Still, the fact that Forte practiced at all Wednesday is an indicator that he's likely to be available for Week 5's game against the Steelers.