The Ravens have picked up a running back.
Justin Forsett, a 28-year-old veteran who spent last season in Jacksonville, has signed with Baltimore.
The Ravens need depth in their backfield, both because their running attack was terrible last year and because of concerns that Ray Rice could be suspended as a result of an aggravated assault charge for allegedly punching his wife. Forsett joins Bernard Pierce behind Rice on the depth chart.
Forsett previously played for Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak in Houston, so he will arrive already knowing the playbook. Last year Forsett didn’t do much of anything, carrying the ball just six times before suffering a season-ending broken foot. But he has shown promise at times, with 347 carries for 1,692 yards and eight touchdowns, plus 115 catches for 850 yards receiving. He’ll have a good chance of making the Ravens’ roster and contributing to the offense.