PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 18: Justin Forsett #20 of the Seattle Seahawks carries the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game on September 18, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Steelers defeated the Seahawks 24-0. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Former Seahawks running back Justin Forsett has signed with the Houston Texans, where he'll assumedly back up Arian Foster and Ben Tate. It should be a great fit for Forsett, as the Texans run a similar zone-blocking scheme that the Seahawks have been installing the last couple of seasons.
I'm glad to see Force catch on with a good team with some highly respected leadership in Gary Kubiak and Wade Phillips. He's always been a class player here in Seattle after being drafted in the seventh round back in 2008, and though the Seahawks have moved on, he was productive when given snaps, especially in 2009 and 2010, where he started in spurts (seven games) for the Hawks. He has averaged 4.6 yards per carry, has rushed for 1,237 yards in his four NFL seasons to go with 97 receptions for 730 yards.
It became apparent that Forsett's role with the team in 2012 would be severely diminished or nonexistent once the Hawks picked up Robert Turbin in the fourth round of the Draft and signed Kregg Lumpkin in free agency. The Hawks also have Tyrell Sutton and Vai Taua under contract.