Justin Forsett had his best NFL season in Baltimore in 2014, when Gary Kubiak was the Ravens’ offensive coordinator. Now Forsett and Kubiak are getting together again.
Forsett has been awarded to the Broncos on waivers, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Forsett was waived by the Lions last week.
The 31-year-old Forsett doesn’t look like he has a lot left: He averaged 3.2 yards a carry in three games with the Ravens this year, then went to Detroit, where he averaged 2.9 yards a carry in two games.
An ESPN report said the Broncos made room for Forsett by putting Kapri Bibbs on IR because of an ankle injury.
Lions RB Theo Riddick (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 7. With Riddick out, it looks like Dwayne Washington will serve as the lead back, but Zach Zenner and/or Justin Forsett will also be involved. Washington (ankle, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 7.
With Riddick out, figure that Washington and Forsett will both see in the neighborhood of 10 to 12 carries, particularly against a beaten-up Los Angeles defensive line. How the two are used could depend on game situations, too.
Washington has a better handle on the offense than Forsett because Forsett just signed with Detroit this week. Washington has shown he can be a good combination of size and speed. He’s definitely a more versatile option than Forsett as of now and a bigger back if the Lions need to grind the ball with the lead late in the game. The Lions also have Zach Zenner, who can handle some of that role. Washington seems like the safer play at this point, but it seems like all three backs will be involved making it a tricky situation.