Matt Forte, the Jets' new running back, made his unofficial debut with the organization in Saturday's Week 3 preseason game against the Giants.
It will be Forte's lone preseason game action before the Sept. 11 regular season opener against the Bengals. While recovering from a hamstring injury, he didn't play in either of the first two preseason games.
The best news for Forte, coming out of Saturday's first half: He felt physically healthy and didn't experience any setbacks. That's what matters most. Forte looked smooth while running, though he didn't put up big numbers Saturday.
Forte only carried 10 times for 28 yards but emerged healthy after seeing his first preseason action. The team wants to keep him healthy for the long haul so expect to see Bilal Powell and Khiry Robinson this season. Powell is especially effective in the pass game, like Forte, so the two could take away potential touches from one another.