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Ravens running back Justin Forsett surprises linemen with televisions

Ravens running back Justin Forsett surprises linemen with televisions
Ravens running back Justin Forsett is congratulated by center Jeremy Zuttah and wide receiver Torrey Smith after scoring against the Titans earlier this season. (Patrick Smith / Getty Images)

Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett, who took over this season after Ray Rice's suspension and eventual release, surprised his offensive linemen with big-screen televisions for Christmas.

“That's a great gesture by him,” said center Jeremy Zuttah. “Nobody expected him to go out and buy these TVs. He's a great guy.”

Forsett broke into the NFL in 2008 with Seattle and Indianapolis primarily as a kick returner and backup running back. He had started only seven games in his career, which included stints with Jacksonville and Houston, before joining the Ravens this season on a one-year contract.

The 5-foot-8, 190-pound rusher proceeded to have his first 1,000-yard season -- he has rushed for 1,147 yards and eight touchdowns so far -- and knew he had to reward his teammates.

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"I've been in a lot of offenses, and I've always wanted to reach 1,000 yards," said Forsett. "I know how important the offensive line is, and I wanted to show them how much I appreciate them.

"I put them in the locker room last night," Forsett said of the 55-inch flat-screen televisions, "so when they came in they were able to see them."

An especially nice gesture since Forsett signed for the veteran minimum of $730,000.

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