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Fort with the Cleveland Browns
|No. 58 – Philadelphia Eagles|
|Born:||January 3, 1990|
Granite City, Illinois
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||232 lb (105 kg)|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
L. J. Fort (born January 3, 1990) is an American football linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Northern Iowa and was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2012.
Fort was a three-year starter at Northern Iowa as an outside linebacker. He was a second-team Missouri Valley Football Conference selection in 2010. The following season, Fort was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference's Defensive Player of the Year and was named a finalist for the NCAA FCS National Defensive Player of the Year Award.
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 0 in||228 lb||4.67 s||1.58 s||2.58 s||4.35 s||7.15 s||38 in||9 ft 11 in||24 reps|
Fort signed with the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent and made the 53-man roster for the 2012 regular season opener.
Fort started for the Browns in Week 1 due to injuries to Chris Gocong, James-Michael Johnson, and Emmanuel Acho. He had his first career interception against the Philadelphia Eagles in that game, picking off Eagles' quarterback Michael Vick.
Fort played in all 16 regular season games for the Browns, finishing his rookie season with 20 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 interception.
Fort signed a futures contract with the Denver Broncos on December 31, 2013. He was released by the Broncos on August 29, 2014.
On November 26, 2014, Fort was signed to the Bengals' practice squad. He was released on April 29, 2015.
New England PatriotsEdit
On August 19, 2015, Fort signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fort was released on September 5 and was re-signed to the practice squad the following day. He was promoted to the active roster on December 28 to replace injured fullback Roosevelt Nix for the team’s final game.
- ↑ "Seahawks sign LB L.J. Fort and FB Will Tukuafu". http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/seahawks-sign-lb-lj-fort-and-fb-will-tukuafu/.
- ↑ "Bengals waive LB L.J. Fort". http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/bengals-waive-lb-lj-fort/.
- ↑ "Report: Patriots sign linebacker L.J. Fort". http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/report-patriots-sign-linebacker-lj-fort/.
- ↑ "Steelers sign 10 players to the Practice Squad". September 6, 2015. http://www.steelers.com/news/transactions/article-1/Steelers-sign-10-players-to-the-Practice-Squad/440b725c-0c6b-4ffc-8651-8dffa804e7b9. Retrieved January 31, 2017.
- ↑ Varley, Teresa (November 12, 2016). "Steelers activate Green". http://www.steelers.com/news/transactions/article-1/Steelers-activate-Green/87d1a69f-9105-4df6-be83-0174e179c830.
- ↑ "Steelers Place Johnson on IR; Re-Sign Fort". November 15, 2016. http://www.steelers.com/news/transactions/article-1/Steelers-Place-Johnson-on-IR-Re-Sign-Fort/df625434-3148-4630-a460-2fcd07aec8e4.
- ↑ Varley, Teresa (September 12, 2017). "Steelers re-sign Johnson". http://www.steelers.com/news/transactions/article-4/Steelers-re-sign-Johnson/e22694ab-5220-4015-a265-766f53dc77f9.
- ↑ Varley, Teresa (September 23, 2017). "Steelers promote Fort to active roster". http://www.steelers.com/news/transactions/article-4/Steelers-promote-Fort-to-active-roster/30ce781d-68ee-42e4-acd3-ad9ba3d175c2.
- ↑ "Eagles sign linebacker L.J. Fort to a 3-year contract". March 14, 2019. https://www.philly.com/eagles/lj-fort-eagles-sign-free-agency-news-20190314.html.