Broncos claim former Ravens RB Justin Forsett

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The nine-year veteran has a new home in Denver.

Broncos claim former Ravens RB Justin Forsett

The nine-year veteran has a new home in Denver.

Justin Forsett has found a new home.

The Denver Broncos claimed the nine-year veteran running back off waivers on Monday following his release Saturday by the Detroit Lions.

In Denver, Forsett is reunited with Broncos coach Gary Kubiak, who served as the offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens in 2014. Forsett enjoyed the best season of his career in Kubiak's system, rushing for 1,266 yards and eight touchdowns.

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When rumors surfaced Sunday that the Broncos were considering him, Forsett tweeted to former teammate Brandon Stokley, "you know I stay ready." The Broncos made the move for Forsett after placing second-year back Kapri Bibbs on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

Forsett was a seventh-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in the 2008 NFL Draft. He also spent time with the Indianapolis Colts as a rookie, but the former California running back spent most of the season with the Seahawks. He played sparingly for the Seahawks, rushing for 1,287 and seven touchdowns over four seasons.

He spent the 2012 season with the Houston Texans and was in Jacksonville in 2013 before a December foot injury ended his season. The Ravens picked him up the next spring and he flourished with Kubiak as the Ravens went 10-6 and made the playoffs.

His production fell off in 2015, when Kubiak left to become the coach of the Broncos. Forsett ran for just 641 yards and two touchdowns before a broken arm ended his season. Forsett began this season with the Ravens, but was released in October and picked up by the Lions. He has 136 rushing yards on on 44 carries this year.

The Broncos have the NFL's 23rd ranked rush defense and Kubiak is hoping the 31-year-old Forsett can recapture some of his 2014 magic.

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