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Justin Forsett to visit the Lions

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 11: Running back Justin Forsett #29 of the Baltimore Ravens warms up prior to the game at M&T Bank Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) Getty Images

Free agent running back Justin Forsett may soon find his new NFL home.

Forsett will visit the Lions on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

The Lions are in need of a new running back after putting their starter, Ameer Abdullah, on injured reserve. Rookie running back Dwayne Washington is also injured, so the Lions are getting thin at the position.

Forsett was cut by the Ravens last week. He started the first three games of the season in Baltimore but managed just 98 yards on 31 carries. Forsett has had some good years, most notably his 1,266-yard season in 2014, but he turns 31 next week and doesn’t appear to have a lot left.

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10 Responses to “Justin Forsett to visit the Lions”
  1. manderson4150 says: Oct 9, 2016 8:53 AM

    How is he going to do anything with the Lions offensive line.

  2. tacowrecker says: Oct 9, 2016 9:23 AM

    Forsett’s no world-beater, but he could help. Theo Riddick is an excellent player, but isn’t physically cut out to be a traditional RB. Really more like a slot WR lining up at RB.

  3. Pointy Williams says: Oct 9, 2016 9:45 AM

    Yet the Lions continue to ignore their most glaring need..

  4. pastabelly says: Oct 9, 2016 9:58 AM

    It always works out well when you sign running backs on the wrong side of 30 coming off declining years and injuries.

  5. sorosbolshevism says: Oct 9, 2016 10:02 AM

    Best wishes Justin! You’re a class act!

  6. polegojim says: Oct 9, 2016 10:06 AM

    Pick him up Mr. Quinn. One year deal.

  7. ocdn says: Oct 9, 2016 10:17 AM

    The Lions could call up the National Guard and still wouldn’t do anything until they get rid of Caldwell……….

  8. marshmont says: Oct 9, 2016 10:33 AM

    wish him well..class act and hopefully gets a chance.

  9. nsm70 says: Oct 9, 2016 11:12 AM

    Lions problems: 1. Diva QB who needs to be slapped (like Jay Cutler) 2. Ownership not interested in winning 3. Fanbase with ridiculous expectations 4. Cursed for building stadium on Native American burial site 5. No offensive weapons 3. No defensive stars left (Fairley/Suh). Only way to fix this mess is to start over. Trade Safford, rebuild from ground up. Bring in new GM, head coach, draft a stud QB that is a football player and bring in a star defender to build around. Basically follow the footprint of the Raiders. they were a garabage joke of a team until they cleaned house and fully restarted the team. Derek Carr and Khalil Mack, started with them.

  10. bdub41778 says: Oct 9, 2016 12:27 PM

    Did he just say “New GM”?

    He’s four games in dummy!

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