Ravens, L.J. Fort agree to extend contract through 2021

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Linebacker L.J. Fort joined the Ravens at the end of September and he’s made a strong impression on his new team over the last few weeks.

The Ravens announced on Friday that they have agreed to extend Fort’s contract through the 2021 season. No other terms of the deal were announced.

Fort opened the season with the Eagles and played four games with them before being released. He spent the last four seasons with the Steelers and has also spent time with the Patriots, Bengals, Seahawks, Broncos and Browns since entering the league as an undrafted free agent in 2012.

Fort has played 99 defensive snaps and 88 special teams snaps in four games with the Ravens. He has 14 tackles and a sack in those appearances and 99 tackles, four sacks and an interception over the course of his career.

11 responses to “Ravens, L.J. Fort agree to extend contract through 2021

  1. Fort has really hit his stride with the Ravens coaching staff. He was never coached up in Pittsburgh or New England.

    This is a VERY common story. Most guys hit their peak in Baltimore, do their best with the Ravens and often peter out once they leave the Ravens and it’s top notch coacing staff.

    Fort’s superb play with the Ravens follows a long list of guys playing their best ball in Baltimore to include: Priest Holmes, Randall Cunningham, Anquan Bolden, Rod Woodson, Steve Smith, Torry Smith, Steve McNair, Joe Flacco, Jamal Lewis, Matt Stover. Vinny Testaverde, Mark Ingrahm, Ed Reed etc etc.

  2. sbchampsagain says:
    November 8, 2019 at 11:42 am
    Fort has really hit his stride with the Ravens coaching staff. He was never coached up in Pittsburgh or New England.

    This is a VERY common story. Most guys hit their peak in Baltimore, do their best with the Ravens and often peter out once they leave the Ravens and it’s top notch coacing staff.

    Fort’s superb play with the Ravens follows a long list of guys playing their best ball in Baltimore to include: Priest Holmes, Randall Cunningham, Anquan Bolden, Rod Woodson, Steve Smith, Torry Smith, Steve McNair, Joe Flacco, Jamal Lewis, Matt Stover. Vinny Testaverde, Mark Ingrahm, Ed Reed etc etc.

    Sorry dude, but as a fellow Ravens fan I cannot endorse your comment. Players do seem to like playing here but to say people like Rod Woodson and others played their best here? A lot of these guys, even though they played well, were at the tail end of their careers.

  3. What a great pickup by EDC. He’s been so impressive and has solidified the ILB spot with Bynes and allowed Onwuasor to play his more natural linebacker position. His open field tackle on Russ Wilson really opened my eyes to the fact that this kid is a baller.

  4. pittsburghdamned says:
    November 8, 2019 at 11:23 am
    Did they find a QB yet?
    ++++++++++++++++++++
    Why yes, yes they have. Perhaps you were passed out all day on October 6.

    Funny how a player can not impress one place, then stand out at another. James Harrison is Exhibit A.

    Decosta is not afraid to make moves to try get things right.

  5. I told you before the season howie rosman is the worst Gm in sports got rid of foles even though team hates wentz brought back locker room cancer desean Jackson every move howie makes is awful

  6. I watched Fort in preseason and he was just a ball hawk with the Eagles. I thought then he was the best LB the Eagles had, always flying to the ball with great speed and hard hits. I don’t know why the Eagles brass can’t appropriately evaluate LB talent, but they absolutely suck at it. Also the Eagles seem to look at individual speed as a detriment instead of a beneficial trait . . . just look at their DBs – that might be collectively the slowest defensive backfield in the NFL . . . matter of fact there are probably some college teams that have more speed with their DBs.

    They took Whiteside over Metcalf . . . what they hell are they thinking . . . speed kills?

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