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Matt Forte explains why he feels bad for Bears QB Jay Cutler

For just the second time in his career Matt Forte will be taking handoffs from someone other than Jay Cutler. Injury replacements aside, the Chicago Bears offense was led by Cutler and Forte for the last seven seasons. That will change in 2016, though, as Forte is now the starter for the New York Jets.Cutler has endured plenty of criticism from the Chicago and national media, and...
Via FOX Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Langford set to lead Chicago Bears rushing attack

2016 will be the first year Matt Forte isn’t carrying the rock for the Chicago Bears since 2007. Over that time Forte has cemented himself as an all time great Bear. He ended his Bear career with 8,602 career rushing yards which is second most all time for the Bears behind Walter Payton. Seeing Forte in a Jets uniform will be very strange but the Bears still can have a productive...
Via isportsweb.com
June 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Forte: Jets view me as their 'every-down back'

Could the opportunity for a featured role in the backfield have been the swaying factor in convincing Matt Forte to sign with the New York Jets over other teams closer to Super Bowl contention? It’s quite possible given some comments Forte made on Monday per Kimberly Jones of NFL Network, saying that the Jets see him as their “every-down back” entering the 2016 NFL season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Could Matt Forte end up with the Packers in free agency?

Matt Forte and the Chicago Bears have officially ended any chance that the veteran star running back would be returning to Chicago. He made it clear that the Bears are not going to re-sign him and that he will enter free agency with many different teams already beginning to plan how to bring him on board. One team that could be a darkhorse contender to sign Forte is a division rival...
Via This Given Sunday
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Four best free-agent destinations for Matt Forte

The Chicago Bears were unlikely to offer Matt Forte a new contract, and the versatile running back made it official via an Instagram post. “Despite my wishes, my days as a member of the Chicago Bears have sadly come to an end. I was informed earlier this week from the GM that they will not be attempting to re-sign me in free agency.” Fortunately for the 30-year-old back...
Via Sportsnaut
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Forte confirms he won’t be returning to Bears

In what has long been considered an inevitability, Matt Forte confirmed on Friday morning that his time as a member of the Chicago Bears organization has come to an end. The running back took to Instagram to announce the news that after eight great seasons, it’s time to move on. A photo posted by Matt Forte (@mforte22) on Feb 12, 2016 at 7:15am PST "Despite my...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Forte on contract: 'There’s not much hope for right now'

It sure does look like one of the best players in Chicago Bears history has just two games remaining with the team that originally drafted him in the second round of the 2008 draft. Running back Matt Forte told local reporters on Wednesday that there isn’t much hope of a new contract getting done with the Bears. Forte on contract: "There's not much to hope for right now because...
Via Sportsnaut
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Forte is 'pissed' about the Chicago Bears bye week

No one can realistically claim that Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte isn't a competitor. After leading the NFL in rush attempts and rushing yards heading into Week 7, it's safe to assume that Forte would be looking forward to a week off.Wrong!Forte is not too happy about Sunday's loss against the Detroit Lions and would rather be on the field this upcoming weekend to get the...
Via Yardbarker
October 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Broncos have no interest in trading for Matt Forte

With the Chicago Bears apparently giving away all of their belongings for pennies on the dollar, murmurs began to break out that the Denver Broncos might be a logical destination for Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte, and it makes sense. While the Broncos offense seems to be coming together after the move to the pistol, their rushing attack has remained anemic. Bringing in a guy...
Via cover32
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Forte Sounds Jaded Regarding Bears and Contract Situation

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has been among the most consistently good players in the NFL over the past several seasons. The 29-year-old veteran is also coming off a 2014 campaign that saw him post 1,846 total yards and 10 scores. Despite this previous success, Forte enters the 2015 season in a contract year. There doesn’t seem to be much happening on the contract extension...
Via Sportsnaut
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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