Josh Forrest

Josh Forrest (born February 24, 1992) is an American football linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Kentucky and was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Josh Forrest
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Forrest with the Los Angeles Rams in 2016
Free agent
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1992-02-24) February 24, 1992 (age 28)
Paducah, Kentucky
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:249 lb (113 kg)
Career information
High school:Paducah Tilghman
(Paducah, Kentucky)
NFL Draft:2016 / Round: 6 / Pick: 190
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles:9
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at

College careerEdit

Forrest played college football for the University of Kentucky. He originally was a reserved and did not start until his junior year, where he led the Wildcats in tackles for two years straight.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Los Angeles RamsEdit

Forrest was selected by the Los Angeles Rams on in the sixth round, 190th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.[2] On June 9, 2016, the Rams signed Forrest to a four-year contract with the team. He was placed on injured reserve on November 22, 2016.[3]

On September 2, 2017, Forrest was waived/injured by the Rams and placed on injured reserve.[4] He was released on September 9, 2017.

Seattle SeahawksEdit

On October 16, 2017, Forrest was signed to the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad.[5] He was promoted to the active roster on November 7, 2017.[6] He was placed on injured reserve on December 2, 2017.[7]

On August 2, 2018, Forrest re-signed with the Seahawks.[8] He was waived on September 1, 2018.[9]


  1. ^ "2016 NFL Draft Profile: Josh Forrest".
  2. ^ "2016 NFL Draft: Los Angeles Rams Select Kentucky LB Josh Forrest". April 30, 2016. Retrieved May 29, 2017.
  3. ^ White, Tiffany (November 22, 2016). "Rams Make Week 12 Roster Changes". Archived from the original on August 25, 2017.
  4. ^ Han, Jamie (September 2, 2017). "Rams Announce Roster Moves". Archived from the original on February 8, 2018.
  5. ^ "Report: Seahawks sign LB Josh Forrest to practice squad". October 16, 2017.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Boyle, John (November 7, 2017). "Seahawks Place FB Tre Madden On Injured Reserve, Promote LB Josh Forrest Off Practice Squad".
  7. ^ Drovetto, Tony (December 2, 2017). "Seahawks Place Linebacker Josh Forrest On Injured Reserve".
  8. ^ Boyle, John (August 2, 2018). "Seahawks Sign CB Jeremy Boykins & LB Josh Forrest; Waive S Alex Carter & TE Je'Ron Hamm".
  9. ^ "Seahawks Set 53-Man Roster". September 1, 2018.

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