After a day where the defense failed to reach any sort of success, the Baltimore Ravens made a change. On Monday, the Baltimore Ravens signed inside linebacker, L.J. Fort.
Fort, a former undrafted journeyman, has played with the Browns, Broncos, Seahawks, Bengals, Patriots, Steelers, and Eagles during his eight-year career in the National Football League. But during that period, Fort has made a very minimal impact. Fort has only started three games in his career and made just 65 combined tackles and three sacks. His best season came in 2018, when he started two games (but played in 15), recorded 48 combined tackles, 38 solo tackles, and one sack.
The Ravens had an open roster spot after the team placed undrafted rookie inside linebacker, Otaro Alaka on the injured reserve.
The Ravens hope that Fort’s veteran presence will be enough to revitalize a sluggish defense unable to face competent opponents. In reality, though, Fort’s signing does little to save the sinking ship that is the 2019 Ravens defense. It would take an absolute miracle, or monster move to bring it back afloat.