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Matt Forte’s endless quest for a long-term deal has reached a conclusion just before the deadline for franchise players to get contract extensions or else wait and possibly hold out. Clock is still ticking on Ray Rice. Anyway, Forte got a four-year deal from the Bears for roughly $32 million. Guaranteed money figures aren’t out yet (Chicago Sun-Times reports it’s slightly more than $18 million guaranteed), but the total sum is less than the $45 million and the $43.5 million that LeSean McCoy and Arian Foster respectively received earlier this off-season.
Bears fans can rejoice. Jay Cutler can force an insincere half-smile when pressed about it by a photographer during a dog walk. Fantasy owners who have Forte as a keeper can stop fretting. The only conceivable loser in this scenario is the small cottage industry of Chicago sports fans pushing shirts imploring the Bears to pay their running back. I’m sure they sold quite possibly almost in the double digits. Sorry, gravy train’s gon...
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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 ESPN.com'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...
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 ESPN.com. “And when? Hopefully...
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...
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...
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.
According to Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network via NFL.com, 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.
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...
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...
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 [...]
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...
With the Bears and Matt Forte ending their soap opera by striking a long-term agreement, the Monsters of the Midway now have virtually no distractions heading into training camp next week.
That allows the Bears to focus solely on the task at hand: winning a Super Bowl title.
And they better do it quickly, because after this year the window may be closing.
Jay Cutler, Matt Forte...
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...
The 2011 NFL Season came to an end with many big name superstars heading to free agency or getting franchise tenders from the clubs they have played for.
Four of these superstars shared something in common. They all are franchise running backs who play important roles in their teams' playbook. Now that the signing period came to end, to get franchised players signed long...