Found March 22, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
Get ready for the Matt Forte holdout once Chicago Bears preseason begins at Camp Bourbonaiss. Via Twitter, Forte publicly expressed his disgust and the Bears signed tailback Michael Bush to a four-year contract worth $14 million, including $7 million guaranteed. Forte, who was slapped with the Bears’ franchise tag earlier this month instead of a long-term deal, tweeted: “There’s only so many times a man that has done everything he’s been asked to do can be disrespected! Guess the GOOD GUYS do finish last…. He should have taken the deal he was offered last year, because it’s not going to get any better. The Bears have signed veteran running backs to multi-year deals in each of the last three years, perhaps sending a message. And with Bush making $7 million a year while Forte makes $7.74 million, it really sends an unfavorable message. But again, what can Forte do? It’s too risky and outdated to overpay for a “franchise running back” these days in the NFL. Oliver Stone said it 13 ye...

Matt Forte Has Every Right to Feel Disrespected by the Chicago Bears

Matt Forte has had enough, and he is making his opinions well known to the Chicago Bears. Forte has meant everything to the Bears’ offense since being drafted out of Tulane University four years ago. He has rushed for over 4,200 yards over his first four seasons in the NFL, and has also caught over 200 passes for almost 2,000 yards. He is the epitome of a dual threat...

Someone Please Pay Matt Forte - We Expect A Hold Out.

Matt Forte went off a bit on Twitter after it was announced that the Bears had signed Michael Bush to a four-year, $14-million contract (with $7 million guaranteed).  Forte, who has been placed under the franchise tag, is set to make $7.74 million in 2012, which is a $7 million dollar raise from last year!  If I was Forte I would be pissed as well.  He is arguably a top 5 NFL...

Matt Forte seemingly upset with Bears over Michael Bush signing

Prior to suffering a knee injury late in the season last year, Matt Forte was arguably the most valuable running back in the league. The Bears ran their entire offense through him, and he was one of the only pieces keeping them afloat. To Forte’s credit, he expressed some frustration with the team over his lack of contract discussions but remained relatively quiet and continued...

Forte not happy with Bush signing

On Thursday, the Bears signed Michael Bush to a four-year, $14M deal, and when their incumbent back heard the news, he took to Twitter to voice his frustrations. 

Matt Forte feels ” disrespected” by the Michael Bush signing.

To follow up our recent story on Michael Bush going to Chicago, it looks like he won’t find a lot of love in the locker room. His fellow RB Matt Forte who is trying to work out a long-term deal with the Bears after being franchised just tweeted the following. Please click the link below to read the rest of this story.

Why Matt Forte Should Be Pissed

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that the way the Chicago Bears are handling their star running back is just not smart. Matt Forte has been one of the league's premier backs the past two seasons. With other star's around the league getting paid big bucks, the Bears for whatever reason are not investing the money in Forte. Instead each season, the Bears have invested...

Forte upset by Bush acquisition

Matt Forte took to Twitter today to express his frustration with the Bears signing Michael Bush. What will the club do now that they’ve disrespected the team’s best offensive player, again?

Matt Forte is not happy about Bears signing Michael Bush

Thursday the Chicago Bears signed free agent running back Michael Bush to a four-year, $14 mil contract to solidify their back field. Bush is a power runner with deceptive speed and should be a nice addition for Chicago. Only problem is, the Bears already have pro-bowler Matt Forte as their starter and Forte has been [...]

We’ve Got Bush!!

I will fly in the Windy City T...   Bush-Wacked Michael Bush signs with the Bears and gives them a phenomenal 1-2 punch with incumbent starter Matt Forte.  Matt Forte has been waiting….and waiting….and waiting for a big time deal.  Hell, the dude is 50 plus % of the Bears offense and probably deserves a big deal.  Not like the franchise tag is going to leave him without...

Bears' Forte upset over Bush signing

The Chicago Bears' decision to sign running back Michael Bush Thursday appears to have upset Pro Bowl starter Matt Forte. Bush, formerly of the Oakland Raiders, agreed to a four-year, $14 million deal, with $7 million guaranteed, according to the Chicago Tribune. The signing gives the team depth behind Forte, who has voiced frustrations over not receiving a long-term contract...


A proven performer, Forte seeks a new contract for his body of work as the Bears leading rusher and go-to guy. That word loyalty (or lack thereof) has certainly been a buzz word lately in sports. The latest example occurred Thursday in Chicago after the Bears announced the signing of running back MICHAEL BUSH to a four-year, $14 million deal. Pro Bowl RB and Bears starter MATT FORTE...

Bears RB Marion Barber Retires

This was a surprise. After the Bears fortified the running back position with the addition of Michael Bush yesterday, today they lose a player with the retirement of Marion Barber. From Brad Biggs; #Bears announce RB Marion Barber has decided to retire. Not sure there would be home for him in NFL if he wanted to play With Barber off roster, #Bears will save $2.0 million vs cap...
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