The Falcons have been a mess at RB for several years, but Ravens RB Justin Forsett may be able to give them a shot in the arm.
The Atlanta Falcons reportedly have very high interest in Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett should the Ravens’ starter be allowed to hit free agency in March.
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Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reported that the Falcons will be highly interested in signing Forsett to starting RB-caliber money if he hits unrestricted free agency in March. Forsett made a mere $730,000 in 2014 as the Ravens’ starter after the team lost RB Ray Rice for the season.
The idea makes sense since Forsett played several seasons for the Seattle Seahawks when Falcons head coach Dan Quinn was the assistant head coach of the team. Forsett was also the roommate of RB Marshawn Lynch when the two played together at Cal.
Falcons starting RB Steven Jackson is expected to be released and backup RBs Jacquizz Rodgers and Antone Smith are expected to hit free agency, which would leave Devonta Freeman carrying the loan by himself – an intriguing prospect, but not one that the Falcons would want to rely on.
Forsett has become one of the hottest RBs on the market after leading all NFL RBs in yards per carry and runs over 20 yards last season. The Ravens starting RB finished 5th in the NFL in rushing yards with 1,266 yards and tied for 8th with 8 rushing TDs.