Pats add DL Marcus Fortson from Practice Squad

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    Pats add DL Marcus Fortson from Practice Squad

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    The Patriots announced Saturday they have signed rookie defensive lineman Marcus Forston to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. Forston, 22, was originally signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent on May 10, 2012 out of Miami. The 6-foot-3, 305-pounder, made the 53-man roster rout of training camp and was inactive for the first two games of the 2012 season before making his NFL debut at Baltimore on  Sept. 23. He was released on Sept. 26 and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 28.

     
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    Re: Pats add DL Marcus Fortson from Practice Squad

    Rusty called this one . . . good to see him get something right once in a while :-)

     
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    Re: Pats add DL Marcus Fortson from Practice Squad

    Baltimore has a huge O-line, and after an Arctic front blows through around 4:30 p.m. their deep pass option becomes highly limited.  The game starts at 6:30.  So, Baltimore needs to try to wear the Patriots' defensive front down.  Putting an extra 305 pound body on the defensive line rotation stiffens that line.  Even having Forston in reserve helps, in case someone else goes down during the game. 

    Forston has had 9 months with the team, pumping weights to get stronger, learning the technique that he lacked in college.  He was an early entry junior with little experience so he probably needed that time. He has ok length.  He's listed as a run specialist.

    http://m.nfl.com/combine/profile/2533541/marcus-forston/

    He was called up against Baltimore the first time, probably for much the same reasons.   Baltimore had a big O-line then too.

     

     
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    Re: Pats add DL Marcus Fortson from Practice Squad

    I am looking for a big game out of a well rested Jermaine Cunningham, Trevor Scott and Justin Francis. I think each gets a sack. Trevor Scott might get 2 if Chandler Jones is unable to play much.

     

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