Justin Forsett will visit the Texans next week

AP

As further proof that the market for veteran running backs has dried up like a seedless grape in the Sahara, once-promising Seahawks tailback Justin Forsett continues to be available, with not much interest demonstrated for his services.

Per a league source, Forsett will visit the Texans on Wednesday.

The Texans’ depth chart currently is topped by Arian Foster and Ben Tate.  Also on the roster are Javarris Williams and rookies Davin Meggett and Jonathan Grimes.

Forsett, 26, has five years of service, including four with Seattle.  He rushed for 619 yards in 2009 (5.4 per carry), 523 in 2010 (4.4 per carry), and only 145 in 2011 (3.2 per carry).  Twenty-two of those yards came on his only touchdown of the season, a play on which he also lost his shoe.

7 responses to “Justin Forsett will visit the Texans next week

  1. Wow Forsett’s numbers have regressed drastically the last three years. He might have to wait for injuries to pile up before he gets any better offers.

  2. Forsett is an excellent speed back with some great moves, but he can’t block the pass rush and he NEEDS big guys up front to do the hard work of opening up holes for him. When he gets free in open field he is a serious threat. Put him on any team with a great offensive line and he can do wonders.

    He had a lousy 2011 for one reason only, the Seahawks used Marshawn Lynch. When Lynch was brought on in 2010 he and Forsett shared the duties more.

    Forsett is a great runner, but he’s small and needs help to do well.

  3. Justin Forsett is a good finesse back. He just doesn’t seem to fit Seattle’s zone blocking scheme. Some team will be lucky to pick him up for a nice change of pace speedster.

  4. Loved havin Justin here in Seattle. Sad to see him go but he just doesn’t fit anymore. Could see it with Leon getting a majority of the snaps as the 3rd down back last year Justin was on his way out the door, and now with Turbin, Justin didn’t have a spot anymore. Wish him luck though, hopefully he’ll end up somewhere and be a threat…just not a threat against the Hawks!

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