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Forte, Urlacher, Briggs, Tillman and Graham all receive honorMatt Forte's season ended Tuesday when the Bears placed him on injured reserve but the day brought some good news as the running back was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career.
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The Chicago Bears placed running back Matt Forte on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday.
Forte has been sidelined since suffering a Grade 2 sprain of his medial collateral ligament during a 10-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 4.
He has been sidelined for the past three games - all losses - after a stellar start to the season.
Chicago was eliminated from postseason contention...
Both quarterback Jay Cutler (thumb) and running back Matt Forte (MCL sprain) were placed on injured reserve.
The Bears were holding out hope that both stars could return before the end of the season, but decided to shut them down after being knocked out of the playoff hunt with their loss to the Packers in Week 16. Forte was a stud this season before going down, and...
The Chicago Bears have placed quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte on injured reserve, meaning they will miss the season finale at Minnesota this week.
NFL Pro Bowl rosters were announced yesterday, with the Chicago Bears honorees being:
Brian Urlacher (Eighth)
Lance Briggs (Seventh)
Charles Tillman (First)
Matt Forte (First)
Corey Graham (Special Teamer, First)
Briggs is a perennial honoree, making seven straight appearances since 2005. Pretty impressive. Too bad Urlacher missed the cut in 2004 and 2007-2009, otherwise he would...
The Bears have placed injured quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte on the injured reserve list, meaning they won't play in Sunday's season finale at Minnesota.
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have placed quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte on injured reserve, meaning they will miss the season finale at Minnesota this week.
Highly regarded special teams coordinator is on expiring contract and he could leave for highest bidderPro Bowl running back Matt Forte isn't alone as a priority free agent. Special teams coordinator Dave Toub also will be a free agent if the Bears do not re-sign him, as will be offensive coordinator Mike Martz.
Despite a disappointing end to the season, five Bears on Tuesday were named to the Pro Bowl. Matt Forte, Brian Urlacher, Charles Tillman, Lance Briggs and Corey Graham all earned trips to Hawaii with their standout play.
Matt Forte earned the honor for putting together a stellar campaign, rushing for 997 yards and receiving for 490 yards before tearing an MCL. It's his...
The Chicago Bears have placed quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte on injured reserve, meaning they will miss the season finale at Minnesota this week. The moves on Tuesday were hardly surprising given Chicago's recent struggles. The Bears (7-8) have lost five straight since Cutler broke his right thumb late in a win over San Diego on Nov.
When he addressed the media Monday, Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith stopped short of ruling out Jay Cutler and Matt Forte for Sunday's season finale at Minnesota, but left their status in doubt.
The Chicago Bears didn’t make it to the “Bowl” that counts, but five players were selected for a nice consolation prize, the Pro Bowl, including a trio of first-timers. Running back Matt Forte, cornerback Charles Tillman and special teams man Corey Graham made it for the first time, while linebackers Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs were honored for the eighth [...]
GREEN BAY, Wis. — If the Bears had replaced Jay Cutler as well as they replaced Matt Forte, they’d be in a lot better shape. While Cutler’s absence has been debilitating, the loss of Forte has much easier to sustain. Marion Barber rushed for 108 yards against the Broncos on Dec. 11 in Denver....
Steve Rosenbloom: When you consider his two fumbles, Kahlil Bell was mediocre against the Packers. Matt Forte's knee injury makes him an extremely risky investment. Which means the Bears need to start all over in looking for a starting tailback.
With the Bears officially eliminated from the playoff picture, Chicago's focus naturally turns to next season. Assuming that Matt Forte is a healthy, better-paid member of the team, will Marion Barber or Kahlil Bell be the back-up?
It's hard not to be high on Bell after he has stepped up since Forte's injury. In the last four games, his production has increased...