Found December 28, 2011 on Chicago Tribune:
PLAYERS: Matt ForteMike Martz
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
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.

Bears place Forte on season-ending IR

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...

Cutler & Forte Land on IR

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Bears put Cutler, Forte on season-ending IR

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.

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Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith became testy Wednesday when asked about the future of offensive coordinator Mike Martz. “What kind of question is that at this time?” Smith said in response to a question of whether Martz will return next season. “What kind of question is that? Why would you ask a question like that anyway?” Martz is in the final year of his contract. He...

Despite struggles, OC Martz, WR Williams want to stay Bears

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Bears put Cutler, Forte on season-ending IR list

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.

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Five Bears Go Pro Bowling

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Scott Linehan building up his job prospects with Lions success

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Don’t ask Lovie Smith about Mike Martz

One of the biggest questions around the Bears this offseason will be what they do at offensive coordinator. Mike Martz’s contract is up and rumors have already started flying that he won’t be back next season. Lovie Smith called those rumors “made up” a while back and he doesn’t seem to be interested in answering…

Four Downs: Keys to beating the Vikings (01/01/12)

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