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58 L.J. Fort LB

Baltimore Ravens

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September 30, 2019 07:08 PM
Ravens' L.J. Fort: Lands in Baltimore
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fort signed a contract with the Ravens on Monday.

Fort spent the first four games of the season in Philadelphia, where he did most of his damage on special teams. He projects to play a similar role with the Ravens, and he could also provide depth at the linebacker position with Otaro Alaka (hamstring) on IR.

September 27, 2019 10:44 PM
L.J. Fort: Let go by Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fort was released by the Eagles on Friday, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Fort was let go in order to make room for more help in the secondary. He had tallied just two tackles (one solo) through the first four games of the season.

March 15, 2019 12:28 PM
Eagles' L.J. Fort: Signs with Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fort signed with Philadelphia on a three-year deal, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Fort will head to his fourth NFL team for his age-29 season after spending the last three seasons in Pittsburgh, and is coming off the best season of his five-year career. He racked up 48 combined tackles (38 solo) in 2018, in addition to a sack and one defensive touchdown. Fort is also an experienced special teamer, logging a career-high 333 snaps on special teams in 2018. Look for him to play a versatile role in Philadelphia.

January 1, 2019 08:52 PM
Steelers' L.J. Fort: Team-leading eight tackles in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fort recorded eight tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 16-13 win over Cincinnati.

The unrestricted free agent finishes the 2018 season with 48 tackles -- including one sack -- and one fumble recovery in 15 games. The 48 tackles exceeded his career total of 35 tackles over three seasons. He made $1.3 million over the past two seasons with Pittsburgh and could be a bargain if he returns to back up Vince Williams and Jon Bostic at inside linebacker in 2019.

December 3, 2018 10:44 AM
Steelers' L.J. Fort: Sets career high for tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fort led the team with 12 tackles (nine solo) during Sunday's 33-30 loss to the Chargers.

Coming into the contest, Fort had just 23 tackles this season and had not recorded more than 10 in a single game. His 12 tackles were more than he had all last season ,and his 35 tackles are a personal best. Next up is Oakland - whom Pittsburgh defeated 38-35 in their last meeting in 2015.

October 24, 2018 05:16 PM
Steelers' L.J. Fort: Practices in full
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fort (ankle) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Fort has not seen the field since Week 5 due to a lingering ankle injury, but appears to be nearing a full recovery. If the rotational linebacker is able to continue practicing without limitations as the week continues, he should be expected to suit up for Sunday's game against the Browns.

October 14, 2018 11:44 AM
Steelers' L.J. Fort: Inactive Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fort (ankle) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Dale Lolley of reports.

Fort did not practice this week and was listed as doubtfu, so this was to be expected. Matthew Thomas could see increased snaps on special teams and serve as Jon Bostic's backup at inside linebacker.

October 12, 2018 03:44 PM
Steelers' L.J. Fort: Doubtful for Week 6
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fort (ankle) is considered doubtful for Sunday's matchup against the Bengals.

Fort was unable to log a practice in any capacity this week. The 28-year-old sustained the injury last week against the Falcons. If Fort misses playing time, Matthew Thomas could get more snaps.

October 11, 2018 01:20 AM
Steelers' L.J. Fort: Sits out Wednesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fort was held out of Wednesday's practice with an apparent ankle injury, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.

Fort allegedly sustained the ankle injury during Sunday's win over the Falcons. His absence during Wednesday's session raises real concerns regarding his status for Sunday. More certainty pertaining to his availability should become apparent as Sunday inches closer. If he can't play, Matthew Thomas could be asked to play a bigger role for the divisional tilt.

October 8, 2018 04:28 PM
Steelers' L.J. Fort: Scores first career touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fort totaled six tackles (all solo) including a sack and recovered a fumble for a touchdown during Sunday's 41-17 win over the Falcons.

With Vince Williams (hamstring) inactive, the seldom-used Fort took advantage of an increase in playing time and recorded his most tackles in a game since October 2012. The sack was his first of the season, and his recovery of Matt Ryan's fumble in the end zone was his first career touchdown. If Williams can't go in Week 6, Fort will get another opportunity when they visit the Bengals, whom they have beaten the last five meetings.

January 7, 2018 05:36 PM
Steelers' L.J. Fort: First sack since 2012 in Week 17 win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fort, who recorded one tackle (solo) for a sack, in the Week 17 win over the Browns, finished the 2017 season with 11 tackles (nine solo), including one sack in 15 games.

The sack was Fort's first of the season, and his first since 2012 when he was, ironically, with the Browns. Fort played less than eight percent of Pittsburgh's defensive snaps, and is seen primarily as a special teams player, limiting his fantasy value.

September 23, 2017 04:40 PM
Steelers' L.J. Fort: Activated to 53-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fort was promoted to the active roster Saturday, the team's official site reports.

Fort likely figures to slide in at depth linebacker. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Fort will presumably remain a special teams asset.

September 12, 2017 08:40 PM
L.J. Fort: Let go by Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fort was released by the Steelers on Tuesday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.

Fort was active for the Steelers' season-opening win over the Browns, recording two tackles while logging 19 of his 20 snaps on special teams. The organization evidently didn't view him as a key part of that unit, so he was let go to create room on the 53-man roster for fellow linebacker Steven Johnson.

January 8, 2017 09:50 PM
Steelers' L.J. Fort: No stat line Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fort failed to record a tackle in the Steelers' 30-12 wild-card win against the Dolphins on Sunday.

Playing predominantly on special teams, Fort finished the 2016 season with four tackles (three solo).

November 15, 2016 08:22 PM
Steelers' L.J. Fort: Re-signs with Steelers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fort re-signed with the Steelers Tuesday.

After being released four days ago, the linebacker will rejoin the team after Steven Johnson (ankle) was placed on injured reserve. Fort should add some much needed linebacker depth to the Steelers but figures to play primarily on special teams as he has done all season.

November 12, 2016 04:22 PM
L.J. Fort: Released by Steelers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Fort was released by Pittsburgh on Saturday, Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter reports.

Fort was released in order to clear a roster spot for Ladarius Green. Little more than a depth linebacker, his absence shouldn't impact the defense much at all.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2012Cleveland Browns162013.07111010.01003
2014Cincinnati Bengals000.000000.0000
2014Seattle Seahawks100.000000.0000
2015Pittsburgh Steelers000.000000.0000
2016Pittsburgh Steelers1443.010000.0000
2017Pittsburgh Steelers15119.021000.0004
2018Pittsburgh Steelers154838.0101000.0000
2019Baltimore Ravens243.010000.0001
2019Philadelphia Eagles421.010000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2012Cleveland Browns1600000000
2014Cincinnati Bengals000000000
2014Seattle Seahawks100000000
2015Pittsburgh Steelers000000000
2016Pittsburgh Steelers1400000000
2017Pittsburgh Steelers1500000000
2018Pittsburgh Steelers1500001011
2019Baltimore Ravens200000000
2019Philadelphia Eagles400000000

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