Found July 14, 2012 on Fantasy Football Champs:
Running back Matt Forte is said to be very close to signing his coveted extension with the Chicago Bears, according to Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network. Fantasy Spin: Negotiations are going well, which is great news from a fantasy standpoint, as Forte has refused to sign his franchise tender and was leaning towards being a holdout if he didnt get a lucrative extension.

Report: Matt Forte, Bears Agree to Four-Year Contract Worth Roughly $32 Million

Matt Forte's contract situation has been the talk around Chicago all offseason, and it appears the two sides have come to a resolution. Forte has agreed to a four-year contract with the Bears worth roughly $32 million, according to's Adam Schefter. The two sides had until 4 p.m. ET on Monday to reach an agreement, or else the running back would have played the upcoming...

NFL: Matt Forte still optimistic on deal with Bears

Despite his silence with ESPN’s Adam Schefter recently, Matt Forte still is optimistic a deal can get done with the Chicago Bears. (PhatzRadio / AP) — Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte said he is hopeful that a long-term deal can be reached because of an extension deadline that ends Monday. “Hopefully, it will end up well,” Forte told “And when? Hopefully...

Bears, Matt Forte agree to contract extension

Under the gun of today's deadline for franchise players to agree to multi-year contracts with their teams, the Chicago Bears agreed to terms with running back Matt Forte. Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, who broke word of the deal, indicates it's a four-year deal. Financial terms have not yet been confirmed, but Adam Schefter notes the deal averages about $8 million...

Chicago Bears agree with Matt Forte on a four year contract

According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago SunTimes the Chicago Bears and Matt Forte have agreed to terms on a four-year contract today. News of the signing went out on twitter and from there many other NFL sources confirmed it. The news comes a little over three hours before the deadline that would have prevented Forte from signing a long term contract. Adam Schefter tweeted out...

Report: Bears, Matt Forte “extremely close” to a new deal

Getty Images According to Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network via, the Chicago Bears and running back Matt Forte are “extremely close” to agreeing on a long-term contract. Monday is the deadline for both sides to strike deal.  If they can’t get anything done by 4pm est Monday, Forte will be forced to play out the 2012 season under the franchise tag.  

Report: Still no indication whether Matt Forte will get a new contract

Getty Images According to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune, as of early this morning there’s still no indication whether or not the Bears and Matt Forte will agree on a new contract before today’s 4pm est deadline. Over the weekend there were some indications that both the Bears and Forte were close to getting a deal done.  All we can do now is wait and see what happens.

Chicago Bears and Matt Forte agree to four year deal

The Chicago Bears will avoid having to pay running back Matt Forte the franchise tag, and Forte will avoid having to hold out. Multiple outlets are reporting that both parties agreed to a four year contract Monday, the deadline day. Now the Bears will not have to pay Forte $7.74 million. The Bears signed veteran running back Michael Bush to a four-year, $12 million contract ($7...

ESPN's Chris Mortensen Believes Bears Will Get Deal Done With Forte

The Bears can ink a long-term deal with running back Matt Forte until Monday July 16th. If no deal is reached, Forte would earn $7.7 million under the franchise tag. Obviously that's a good chunk of cash, but Forte is looking for a commitment from the team that selected him in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Forte ran for 997 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games...

Bears Matt Forte Signs New 4 year Deal- Super Bowl Next?

The Chicago Bears and their pro-bowl running back Matt Forte have agreed to a new contract that is worth $32 million dollars over 4 years according to ESPN… Terms of the new agreement have yet to be disclosed, but you can rest assured that the folks at Halas Hall...

What does the Drew Brees deal mean for Matt Forte and the Bears?

So Drew Brees got an NFL-record $100 million, 5 year deal from the Saints.  That they agreed to a contract surprised no one, that $60 million is guaranteed over three years surprised everyone.  I’ll leave debating the wisdom of that much guaranteed money to others but finally getting some good news out of that franchise is refreshing.  This was quite a slump buster. ...

Is Matt Forte Underpaid?

Many Chicago Bears fans have been patiently waiting to hear the outcome of negotiations between the Bears and Running Back Matt Forte. Finally they have come to an agreement: $32 million contract over 4 years. Impatient fans were sweating over the wait and starting to get heated over Forte’s lack of agreeing, perhaps he felt pressured into [...]

Ray Rice joins Forte, Scobee in deadline signings

Earlier in the day, news broke that Matt Forte had been signed a long term deal with the Bears, surprising everyone who had covered the contract dispute between the two sides. This afternoon, kicker Josh Scobee signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars ending a similar contract dispute in Northern Florida. Now you can add Ray Rice to the list. According to Albert Breer, Ray Rice and the...

Bears' free agency situation not as dire as reported

With the signing of Matt Forte to a four year contract, we now turn our focus to who the Chicago Bears should look sign a contract extension. Recently it was reported that the Bears would have 17 of 22 starters hitting the free agent market in the next two seasons (barring Forte not signing his extension) that number dropped to 16 after Forte signed his deal. This number is extremely...
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