All indications are that newly released running back Fred Jackson is headed to Seattle, but the Ravens have kicked the tires on the possibility of bringing him to Baltimore, according to multiple reports.
Jackson, who was surprisingly released by Buffalo on Monday, reportedly met with the Seahawks on Tuesday with the hopes of inking a deal. With a contract not yet signed, it would make sense for the Ravens to get involved.
Starting running back Justin Forsett is coming off a unprecedented workload for him in 2014, and second stringer Lorenzo Taliaferro is out for several weeks with a sprained knee. That leaves the Ravens entering the season with with fourth-round rookie Javorius Allen backing up Forsett. Allen drew the ire of head coach John Harbaugh when fumbled at the goal line in last Saturday's preseason loss to Washington.
A veteran backup like Jackson would be a good fit on the depth chart, especially if Taliaferro's absence lasts longer than expected. Jackson, who was due $2.35 million before his release, reportedly was willing to accept a pay cut to remain in Buffalo. With limited cap space, don't expect general manager Ozzie Newsome to get into a bidding war with Seattle, but if the price is right, Jackson would be a match for Baltimore.
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