Originally posted on Inside the Bears  |  Last updated 11/2/11

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 13: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears runs against the Green Bay Packers on September 13, 2009 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Bears 21-15. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Running back Matt Forte, who is on pace to break team records, isn’t feeling the love from the Bears. And he’s starting to wonder if his durability is being taken for granted. ‘‘The running back position is the most physically demanding on the field,’’ Forte said Tuesday. ‘‘Everyone acknowledges that. So to continue to give me the touches I’ve had since my rookie year but not award me a long-term contract sends the message that you’re OK grinding me into a pulp.’’ Forte hasn’t missed a game since being taken in the second round of the 2008 draft, playing through …
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