Terrance West is still a young man but not so young that he's ignorant to the cruel math of the NFL — one player's misfortune begets another's opportunity.
West, a homegrown star who signed with the Ravens as a practice squad running back earlier this month, is a guy in need of a fresh chance. And now he has one because Justin Forsett, last season's opportunistic team MVP, broke his arm Sunday and is out for the rest of the season.
This could be a pivotal week in West's career. Not only is he likely to play his first snaps for the Ravens on Monday night, the Baltimore product will do so in Cleveland, the city where his first NFL opportunity flamed out.