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Justin Forsett intends to prove the doubters wrong

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 05:  Justin Forsett of the Baltimore Ravens visits the SiriusXM set at Super Bowl 50 Radio Row at the Moscone Center on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM) Getty Images

The latest chapter in the long and winding career of Justin Forsett will unfold in Detroit. He’s ready for the challenge, even if he’s being doubted.

Watch me,” Forsett told reporters on Wednesday, via Justin Rogers of the Detroit News.

The question is whether and to what extent we’ll see Forsett. He joins a depth chart currently led by Theo Riddick. And Forsett will be required to learn the offense on the fly.

I just want to be used,” Forsett said, via Brendan Savage of “That’s the main reason and my main purpose. As long as they use me, I’m ready for it.”

Forsett turns 31 on Friday, and the clock will be ticking on his ability to earn reps with his latest new team. Since arriving to the NFL in 2008, he has spent time with the Colts, Seahawks, Texans, Jaguars, and Ravens.

In 2014, Forsett rushed for 1,266 yards. He was on pace for another 1,000-yard season when he broke an arm in the tenth game of the season.

The Ravens cut Forsett before the season began, re-signed him prior to Week One, and then cut him again after Week Four. He’ll be entitled to collect the balance of his $3 million salary as termination pay (unless he has previously received termination pay), and he’ll be permitted to keep whatever he gets from the Lions.

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8 Responses to “Justin Forsett intends to prove the doubters wrong”
  1. politiciansareallthesame says: Oct 13, 2016 11:56 AM

    Hes in for a big game. 15 carries, 43 yards.

  2. bullcharger says: Oct 13, 2016 11:59 AM

    After seeing him interviewed on the NFL Network I think he seems like a good team guy. Certainly worth a chance to see if he can produce.

  3. publicenemy#1 says: Oct 13, 2016 12:01 PM

    We will use you son!

    – lions fans

  4. brendafortheboyz says: Oct 13, 2016 12:36 PM

    With Riddick not practicing on Wed. (have not seen report for today), he may be used quicker than expected. Hope he learns the offense fast…..Hope he does well, except when he plays my ‘Boys, of course on Dec. 26🙂

  5. flaccodelic says: Oct 13, 2016 1:03 PM

    He’s a good guy, but let’s be honest: No one ever proves the doubters wrong in the NFL.

  6. carloswlassiter says: Oct 13, 2016 1:27 PM

    I hope he can do it, but it seems like a pretty tall order for Detroit playing in a division which includes GB and MN when they can’t even beat the Bears.

  7. xinellum says: Oct 13, 2016 1:35 PM

    Don’t know the Lions but in all the places Forsett played, his only success was in the zone run scheme of Gary Kubiak. I don’t believe that Caldwell utilizes the zone run scheme and therefore Forsett will probably prove his detractors right as opposed to proving them wrong. Why the lions would pick up a running back with Forsett’s skill is questionable based on the previous comment and once again this year when the Ravens moved away from the zone run scheme, Forsett couldn’t make anyone miss. Unfortunately, for Forsett, the Ravens fired Trestman who ditched the zone run scheme and promoted Marty Mornhinweg who is very big on the zone run scheme and is bringing it back. Shame Forsett missed out on that.

  8. bringmemysoiledfool says: Oct 13, 2016 2:37 PM

    Aaron Donald broke his arm, not ankle.

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