Former Baltimore Ravens Running Back Justin Forsett Retires


Former Ravens running back Justin Forsett has announced his retirement from the NFL.

Forsett’s road to this point has been long and full of hardship. After being drafted and eventually cut by the Seahawks, then signed and cut by the Colts, and then resigned by the Seahawks, and with short stints with the Texans and Jaguars, Forsett found his home in Baltimore in 2014.

Forsett came in at age 29 and posted a 1,266 yard, eight touchdown campaign. He provided a needed spark that lead the Ravens to a 10-6 record.


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Forsett had many challenges to face during his career which he told to the website Sports Spectrum, “Against all odds, critics, and naysayers, I accomplished something great. Scouts measured my height and said I was too short. They measured my 40-yard dash and said I was too slow. They looked at my build and said I wouldn’t last. But they couldn’t measure my heart, my faith, and my perseverance.”

After only playing in a handful of games in 2016 with his seventh NFL team the Denver Broncos, Forsett will hang up his cleats.

— Patrick Backlas covers the Baltimore Ravens as a managing editor for cover32 Ravens. Connect and follow on Twitter @PatrickBacklas and @Cover32_bal

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