The Baltimore Ravens have cut running back Justin Forsett from the roster. RSR staff react to the news:
Justin Forsett is arguably the most kind and selfless professional athlete I have ever met in my life. But I do understand that the NFL is a business and that in the era of the salary cap teams have no choice but to field a roster that performs the level of their respective contracts. Unfortunately in Justin’s case that is no longer happening and the team has little choice but to part ways given the less expensive and more productive alternatives.
While the move doesn’t do anything for the ravens in terms of dollars this season, it does give a good man an opportunity to hook on with another team. Here’s hoping that he does and that he has a productive balance of the 2016 season… Unless of course he plays against the Baltimore Ravens.
The writing appeared to be on the wall for Forsett as he was a healthy scratch for Sunday’s game against the Raiders. While the run game stalled through the first three quarters, it appears the Ravens want to go younger with the duo of West, Allen and Kenneth Dixon, upon his return.
The true loss of Forsett won’t come on the field but in the locker room where his leadership will truly be missed. He helped the Ravens through some difficult times following the Ray Rice saga and that won’t ever be forgotten.
Best of Luck Justin!
This is the right move.
Forsett was a great story in 2014, but as soon as Gary Kubiak left for Denver and took his zone blocking scheme with him, Forsett’s value diminished.
The Ravens would be doing a him a disservice by keeping him on the sideline every week. As good a football player as he is, he seems like an even better person. Here’s hoping he catches on and succeeds somewhere else.
Forsett being inactive on Sunday was the writing on the wall. Buck Allen looked like a more competent back, though in a limited sample size and Terrance West shined. With Kenneth Dixon returning the Ravens have simply chosen to go to their younger more explosive guys.
This hurts in one area, and that is in pass protection, as Forsett was their best pass-blocking RB. However, overall this was the right move.
I wish Forsett nothing but the best. I think he’s a great person, but he simply looked flat footed this season, whereas West has looked explosive and Dixon showed flashes in preseason.