L.J. Fort may not be returning to the Eagles once their cornerback situation stabilizes. Released on Friday to accommodate an Eagles corner move, Fort has surfaced in the mid-Atlantic region.
The Ravens are hosting the now-free agent linebacker, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. Fort spent much of his career with the Ravens’ top rival, having played from 2015-18 with the Steelers.
Philadelphia signed Fort to a three-year, $5.5MM deal earlier this year but saw another of its corners, Avonte Maddox, go down in a scary sequence Thursday night. The Eagles then cut Fort and signed Orlando Scandrick. The Ravens have an opening at linebacker, having placed Otaro Alaka on IR earlier Saturday.
Fort did not play any defensive snaps for the Eagles but did see special teams action in all four games. The former UDFA graded well with the Steelers in 2018. The 29-year-old off-ball ‘backer also played for the Browns and Bengals earlier in his career. He could be on the verge of being the rare NFLer to complete a division cycle.
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