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Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is clearly not happy about the Chicago Bears signing running back Michael Bush to a four-year, $14 million deal.
Forte has been looking for a lucrative contract extension for the past year and he’s clearly beyond frustration. He decided to let his anger out on Twitter.
Forte 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….”
Forte has been very classy while he continues to wait for a long-term contract, and I really understand where he’s coming from, but unfortunately letting your frustrations out on Twitter doesn’t solve the problem.
At the end of the day, the Bears need to get their act together and make sure they lock up Forte with a new contract.
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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.
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.
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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...
The continual question of whether Michael Bush may come back to the Raiders was answered today when Bush signed a 4 year, $14 million contract with the Chicago Bears.
Bush was vocal about wanting to go to a team where he could be a starter but he found that the market for older running backs is fairly low. In the end he signed a contract that was worth $7 million guaranteed and...
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...
APNewsNow. The Chicago Bears have agreed to a four-year contract with running back Michael Bush.
Bush will join Matt Forte, who got a franchise tag from the Bears, in Chicago's backfield.
Bush played four seasons for the Oakland Raiders, gaining 2,642 yards (4.2 yards per carry) and scoring 21 touchdowns. The powerful 245-pound back had his most productive season in 2011, setting...
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...
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...
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?
The Chicago Bears announced today they have reached a four-year deal with RB Michael Bush formerly of the Oakland Raiders. Bush a 6-foot-1 245-pound RB gives the Bears a short yardage presence in the back field and likely ends the tenure of Marion Barber in Chicago.
He rushed 632 times for 2,642 yards (4.2 yards per carry) and 21 touchdowns in 61 career games. Bush had his most...
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 [...]
A proven performer, Forte seeks a new contract for his body of work as the Bears leading rusher and go-to guy.
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