Found July 13, 2012 on 60 Max Power O:
TEAMS: Chicago Bears
This is it, this weekend is the final three days left that the Bears have to sign Matt Forte to a long-term extension, otherwise they have to wait and hope he reports to camp and starts the season and that they can work something out way down the road. Chris Mortensen tweeted yesterday to a fan's question, saying he thinks the Bears come together for a deal. Now he has way more insider knowledge than any of us so I hope he is right, but I doubt it.   To me, the whole thing is over. Both sides seem ridiculously entrenched in their positions and Forte seems so darn bitter about it. He has pretty much whined so often as to fall out of favor with many Bears fans. A year ago the majority of Bears fans were in the "Pay Da Man" camp, now I think most are to the "Shut Up and Play" area. With so little time left I think it seems far-fetched to believe a deal is going to get done. Forte has gone on and on about wanting respect and to get his money and blah blah b...

Chicago Bears: Matt Forte Nearing New Deal

Bears fans may not have to worry about their running game for the 2012 season. According to a report from, the Bears and Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte may be close to a long-term contract.                   Forte has rushed for 4,233 yards over the last four seasons with the Bears, including a career high 1,238 yards in 2008. Last season Bears fans...

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According to a new article Chicago Bears starting left tackle J'Marcus Webb is not among the worst pass protectors in the NFL.  According to a three year study by ProFootballFocus, Webb does not make the list of worst in the NFL. The list rates the 15 worst offensive tackles in the NFL over a three year period.  Curiously Webb is left off the list, providing hope that perhaps...

Bears, Henry Melton not discussing extension

As the 2009 4th round pick heads into the final year of his rookie contract, Henry Melton and the Bears are reportedly not discussing an extension and are not expected to do so before or during the season. Melton had a strong season in 2011, ranking 17th among defensive tackles on ProFootballFocus and 6th as a pass rusher. He managed 7 sacks, 9 quarterback hits, and 23 quarterback...

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...

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.  

Matt Forte Close To Signing Extension

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.

Forte to hold out if deal not struck

Based on what he said, and didn’t say, this week, it’s obvious Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is ready to hold out if a long-term contract isn’t agreed upon before Monday’s deadline.

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Former Bear Gayle files lawsuit against NFL

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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. ...

Video: Bears QB Jay Cutler Sings Take Me Out to the Ball Game at Wrigley Field

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