Sat. Oct 24th, 2020

L.J. Fort blossoming with Ravens as Eagles…

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L.J. Fort blossoming with Ravens as Eagles...


Only Howie Roseman and Philadelphia Eagles’ talent evaluators know the true reason why L.J. Fort was jettisoned off the roster, eventually signing with the Baltimore Ravens. Whether juggling roster spots or making a decision on the best fit, the Eagles chose Zach Brown, Kamu Grugier-Hill and Nate Gerry over Fort and the results have been disastrous, to say the least.

The Eagles made the move to release Fort partly to recoup a compensatory draft pick and to make room for Orlando Scandrick in the secondary. After signing Fort to a three-year, $5.5 million deal last March, he only logged 75 special teams snaps through the first four games of this season and rarely played, making his release that more puzzling.

While Fort is flourishing in Baltimore as a member of the Ravens rebuilt defense, Brown has been released, while Gerry and Grugier-Hill have been average at best and were gashed by Ezekiel Elliott on Sunday night.

Fort, who signed with the Ravens on September 30, logged 56 snaps in the Ravens huge road win over the Seahawks on Sunday and was aggressive while manning the linebacker spot.

Fort finished with six total tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss and he’s likely to maintain a heavy workload when Ravens linebacker Patrick Onwuasor returns from an ankle injury.


L.J. Fort blossoming with Ravens as Eagles struggle to find fit at LB position

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