Found February 13, 2012 on Chicago Tribune:
PLAYERS: Matt Forte
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
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The Chicago Bears can lock up the services of Matt Forte for the 2012 season starting next Monday. That's when the window opens for teams to use the franchise tag, a 15-day period that extends to 3 p.m. on March 5 -- eight days before the opening of free agency.
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