Former Seahawk and free agent Justin Forsett has a workout lined up with the Houston Texans next week, Pro Football Talk has learned. The 5th year running back out of Cal was a 7th round pick back in 2008 for the Seahawks, was released at final roster cuts after an impressive preseason that year. He spent some time in Indianapolis before being released, then wound up back on the Seahawks practice squad. After making the active roster that season as a return specialist, he's stuck with the team since, even starting seven games at running back in 2009 and 2010.
In 2011, his production declined in a more limited 3rd down role, rushing for 145 yards on 46 attempts - a 3.2 ypc average, and catching 23 passes for 128 yards. The Seahawks appear to have gone away from Forsett after signing Kregg Lumpkin and drafting Robert Turbin in the 4th round of the Draft this year.
Still, if Forsett sticks in Houston, they'll be getting a reliable running back in pass protection on third downs that has a lot of experience in the zone-blocking scheme that Gary Kubiak runs down there. He's a consummate pro and I'm sure Seattle fans are rooting for him to find himself a home in with the Texans.
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