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One of the early positive elements of the Chicago Bears' workouts, perhaps even an epiphany of sorts to some coaches, has been the performance of tailback Michael Bush as a receiver. The four-year veteran, signed from Oakland as an unrestricted free agent and presumptive backup to franchise tailback Matt Forte, has caught the ball well. There were some concerns as the Bears install the offense that is designed by new coordinator Mike Tice that the team might miss the receiving skills of Forte, who remains unsigned and is sitting out the OTA sessions. But Bush has been a bit of a revelation so far. He's not Forte, admittedly, but not bad, either. In his four seasons with the Raiders, Bush wasn't often utilized as a receiver out of the backfield, and he registered just 91 catches for his career. Part of that, of course, was that Bush was not a full-time starter. Still, after averaging only 18.0 receptions his first three years, Bush had a career-best 37 catches...
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Film work and commentary on the receiving skills of Chicago Bears running back Michael Bush from the most recent OTA practice session.
I'LL SHOW THEM
It is extremely doubtful that this thing with Matt Forte and the Chicago Bears will end well.
To read this story and watch Matt Forte's video response to the Bears, please click the link below.
One key reason the Chicago Bears are yet to offer a long-term deal to running back Matt Forte is that the team is concerned about whether his knees will hold up, the Chicago Tribune reported Saturday, citing a source.
The source said the Bears want to protect themselves from arthritis setting in and becoming a chronic problem for the 26-year-old.
Forte's knees have reportedly...
Running back Matt Forte and the Chicago Bears have yet to agree on a contract extension. The Chicago Tribune reported that the Bears are reluctant to give Forte an extension because there are concerns about the durability of his knees. Forte tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in 2006, and sprained the [...]
According to David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears are concerned about the longevity of running back Matt Forte’s knees.
This would certainly explain why the Bears have been reluctant to open their check book in order to give Forte the big pay-day he’s looking for.
If the Bears don’t plan on signing Forte to a long-term deal, I would think they’d at least...
The Chicago Bears are reportedly concerned with the condition of running back Matt Forte's knees, according to The Chicago Tribune.
This sheds light on why the Bears are reluctant to ink the ultra-talented young running back to a long-term contract.
Forte sprained his right MCL late last season and the club is concerned regarding the stability of his knees for...
After Saturday’s report that the Chicago Bears are concerned about the long-term health of running back Matt Forte’s knee’s, he posted a video on his Twitter feed to show everyone that they have nothing to worry about.
100Lbs sled up hill i think my knee will be ok RT @nfl: Bears concerned with Matt Forte’s knees: nfl.com/news/story/090… twitvid.com/OPVBZ
— Matt Forte...
Matt Forte is one of the top running backs in the NFL, and he's been a workhorse for the Bears with over 1,000 touches in his first 4 years in the league. Despite this, the Bears have been reluctant to offer up a big-time contract to Forte. The lack of a respectable offer from the Bears may paint them as the villain in this case, but their concerns aren't unsound.
David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune indicated that he wouldn’t be surprised if Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler ends up getting a contract extension before running back Matt Forte and I can’t argue with him.
I don’t even expect the Bears to re-sign Forte, I think they’re dumb enough to let him walk in free agency after this season. They haven’t respected...
According to the Chicago Tribune, Jay Cutler could be getting a long term deal from the Bears before Matt Forte. Cutler is due 16.17 million over the final 2 years of his deal, while Matt Forte has yet to sign his 7.7 million dollar franchise tender in hopes of a long term deal. These are the first real rumblings of a Cutler extension and an extension would likely not sit well with...
It’s been going on for a long time now, and there still doesn’t seem an end on sight. Of course, I am referring to the contract situation between the Chicago Bears and their star running back Matt Forte. Even the voices that were previously shouting ‘pay Forte’ have begun to go ominously quiet, as frustration seems to be setting in, both with the fans and surely with the...