Forsett officially announced his retirement from professional football Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
The former seventh-round selection beat the odds and put together a quality nine-year career. Forsett's breakout season came during his seventh year in the league in 2014, when he grabbed hold of the starting running back role for the Ravens and responded with 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns while averaging a strong 5.4 yards per carry. He did bounce around between three teams last season and went through this entire offseason without a new contract, which ultimately prompted him to opt for retirement. Forsett finishes his career with 20 total touchdowns and a 4.7 yards-per-carry average.
Forsett will make a decision within the next month or so on whether he'll resume his playing career, The Denver Post reports.
Forsett played for the Broncos, Lions and Ravens last season, bouncing around the league as a veteran running back capable of providing depth for teams in need. After joining Denver in December, Forsett went on to start three of the four games he played for the Broncos, finishing with 155 yards and a touchdown on 43 rushing attempts. However, at 31 years old and without a contract for next season, it remains to be seen whether Forsett will try to find a new team or call it a career after nine seasons.
Forsett will consider retirement in the offseason, Mile High Sports reports.
Forsett spent the 2016 campaign with three different organizations, beginning with the Ravens, then the Lions and finally the Broncos. While his age is becoming a red-flag, Forsett still looked to have something left in Denver and could make for a quality veteran addition to a team lacking depth at running back, should he choose to return for a 10th season.
Forsett rushed for 11 yards and a touchdown on five carries in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.
Denver was forced to abandon the run after falling behind early. It wouldn't be a surprise if Forsett's first score of the season winds up being his last as head coach Gary Kubiak has emphasized his desire to take a long look at 2017 during Sunday's season finale. Rookie Devontae Booker, who finally flashed the potential that made him a fourth-round pick in Sunday's loss, is almost certain to get the bulk of the looks with the veteran already a known commodity.
Forsett had 10 carries for 37 yards and caught four of five targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 16-3 loss to the Patriots.
Forsett saw a lot of work early, touching the ball seven times for 40 yards in the first quarter. His production dropped over the final three quarters, but he still outproduced Devontae Booker, who finished with just six carries for 17 yards and two receptions for 16 yards. The veteran RB will square off against the Chiefs next week.
Forsett rushed for 17 yards on six carries and added 18 yards on three catches in Sunday's loss to Tennessee. He fumbled during the contest.
Forsett's first carry as a Bronco ended in a fumble that set up Tennessee with a two-score lead that Denver never recovered from. The team pretty much abandoned the run after that, with the team dropping back on 86 percent of its offensive snaps. Forsett's familiarity with Gary Kubiak's offense might allow him to be the lead back as the season winds down to a close, but the Broncos' running game is so flawed at this point, one has to ask if such a title carries much weight.
Broncos coach Gary Kubiak believes Forsett will have a role in the Denver offense Week 14 against the Titans, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Per Kubiak, Forsett could "split" time with starter Devontae Booker -- a back who has been underwhelming of late and hasn't had a 100-yard rushing game this season. Kubiak went as far as to compare Forsett's role to that of Kapri Bibbs before his ankle injury. This is noteworthy because over the last three weeks, Bibbs had vultured 21 combined carries from Booker, and even caught a 69-yard touchdown back in Week 9. Only time will tell the exact workload of Forsett, though Booker fantasy owners may want to temper their expectations in Week 14.
Forsett was claimed off waivers by the Broncos on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Forsett joins Denver after being released by the Lions on Saturday. Following Kapri Bibbs' high ankle sprain suffered over the weekend, rookie Devontae Booker was the lone healthy tailback left on the Broncos' roster, so adding the veteran Forsett certainly makes sense. Furthermore, after spending time with coach Gary Kubiak when he was the Ravens' offensive coordinator in 2014, Forsett should be fairly familiar with the Broncos' scheme, further justifying his addition.
Forsett was released by the Lions on Saturday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Forsett joined the Lions when the team was dealing with injuries to both Theo Riddick and Dwayne Washington in October. However, he was a healthy scratch in each of the past four games because he doesn't offer much, if any, value on special teams. There's a chance he could wind up on a contending roster in need of running back help before season's end, though.
Forsett (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's Week 11 tilt against the Jaguars, the team's official site reports.
The veteran running back will take a seat with Theo Riddick (ankle) active, making it a third straight game that he won't be in uniform.
Forsett is inactive for Sunday's game at Minnesota, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.
With Theo Riddick (ankle) back in the lineup last Sunday, Forsett avoided the inactive list, unlike rookie Dwayne Washington, but the veteran running back didn't earn even one snap. In Week 9, Forsett and Washington have been swapped, which could be indicative of their roles moving forward.
Forsett did not log a single snap during Sunday's 20-13 loss to the Texans.
Theo Riddick accounted for the near entirety of snaps at running back Sunday with Zach Zenner serving in a complementary role. Meanwhile, Dwayne Washington, though considered healthy, was inactive by coach's decision. However, this appears to be more due to the fact that Washington had recently returned from injury rather than that Forsett had leapfrogged the rookie on the depth chart.
Forsett carried eight times for 33 yards and secured both of his targets for 15 yards Sunday against the Redskins.
Forsett didn't lead the Lions in rush attempts (Zach Zenner received nine), but was the most effective tailback on a per-touch basis, especially as a receiver. It remains to be seen if Theo Riddick (ankle) will be available for next week's matchup with the Texans, but Dwayne Washington (ankle) appears likely to suit up after returning to practice this past week. In such an event, both Forsett as well Zenner would likely yield a considerable amount of touches to the rookie out of Washington.
Forsett carried five times for five yards Sunday against the Rams and was unable to secure his only target.
It was uncertain whether Forsett or Zach Zenner would lead the Lions' ground attack Sunday, but the latter wound up out-touching the veteran 14-5. However, Forsett was the only running back to get a look through the air, suggesting he may retain a role on passing downs even if Dwayne Washington (ankle) is able to return by Week 7 and replace Zenner as the early-down back. If Theo Riddick (ankle) also returns, though, that notion goes directly out the window.
Forsett is expected to split backfield touches with Zach Zenner on Sunday against the Rams, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Signed earlier this week in light of the Lions' plethora of backfield injuries, Forsett reportedly picked up the offense quickly and was expected to get plenty of playing time with Theo Riddick (ankle) out and Dwayne Washington (ankle) doubtful. It seems likely that Zenner could get the goal-line touches, as he grabbed a few when the other backs were healthy, though the Lions getting that close is no guarantee.
Forsett is a candidate to replace Theo Riddick as the Lions' starting running back for Sunday's matchup with the Rams, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Although rookie Dwayne Washington (ankle) is technically listed as questionable and therefore appears to have a chance of playing, he wasn't healthy enough to practice until Friday and may not be ready come kickoff. Meanwhile, Forsett seems to have picked up the Lions' offense swiftly. "It doesn't take long," said head coach Jim Caldwell regarding the ability of a running back to relate one offensive system to another. However, Riddick himself only received about 10 carries per game as the Lions' lead back with either Washington or Zach Zenner around to steal at least a few totes, not to mention Golden Tate, who recorded three carries of his own against the Eagles last week. Thus, regardless of who is active, no single Lions running back in particular appears in line for significant offensive production against a formidable Rams defensive front.
Forsett is signing with the Lions on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
As expected, Forsett will join a Detroit team that recently lost Ameer Abdullah (IR-foot) for at least eight weeks and Dwayne Washington (ankle) for an unknown span. The 30-year-old was released by Baltimore after a Week 4 healthy scratch, finishing with 31 carries for 98 yards (3.2 YPC) and 11 catches for 36 more in three games. Forsett doesn't figure to get much passing-down work so long as Theo Riddick stays healthy, but there may be some opportunities in the running game, at least until Washington returns. Zach Zenner replaced Washington as Detroit's power back in Sunday's 24-23 win over the Eagles, scraping out just nine yards on seven carries. With significant targets and goal-line carries both unlikely to be part of the equation, Forsett holds minimal fantasy appeal for Sunday's matchup with Los Angeles. Riddick will likely retain the starting job.
Forsett is expected to meet with the Lions on Monday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
The Lions' backfield has been hit hard with injuries, giving Forsett a decent chance at playing time if he can secure a contract. Theo Riddick and Zach Zenner are the only healthy backs heading into Week 5, and while Dwayne Washington could return from his high ankle sprain relatively soon, Forsett likely offers more.
Forsett was informed of his release Tuesday morning, Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Following a surprise healthy scratch Sunday against Oakland, this was the most likely course of action, as the veteran running back's contract dwarves those of Terrance West, Javorius Allen and Kenneth Dixon (knee). West impressed Sunday in his first start of the season, but he isn't much of a pass-catching threat, which means Allen and/or Dixon will likely be involved in the offense. Dixon has the highest long-term ceiling of the bunch, but he'll likely be eased back into action as he returns from a torn MCL, allowing West to retain the starting role for at least a few more weeks. Both West and Dixon should be owned in nearly all formats. Meanwhile, the 30-year-old Forsett may have a tougher time than most expect finding work, as he's averaging just 3.2 yards per carry and 3.3 yards per reception this season.
Forsett (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday against Oakland.
Despite getting 31 carries over the season's first three weeks, the 30-year-old Forsett averaged just 3.2 YPC and was not expected to be part of the Baltimore game plan Sunday afternoon. The Ravens instead plan on going younger with their backfield, putting Terrance West in line to start with Javorius Allen set to serve as the backup. With rookie Kenneth Dixon also getting closer to being game-ready, it appears Forsett has the cards stacked against him moving forward.
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