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Report: Jets place Matt Forte on IR with knee, shoulder injuries

Matt Forte’s first season with the New York Jets has come to an end. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the team placed the veteran running back on injured reserve Friday. He was inactive for last Saturday’s game against the New England Patriots with knee and shoulder injuries. The Jets signed Forte to a three-year, $12 million contract last March. In 14 games this season...
Via The Sports Daily
December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Despite a torn meniscus, Matt Forte hopes to play this week

According to Matt Forte, an MRI revealed a torn meniscus in his knee. Forte also indicated that he’s been playing through the injury all season. Despite that, he hopes to suit up on Saturday when the New York Jets host the Miami Dolphins. Matt Forte told me MRI on knee revealed torn meniscus. He suspects he's been playing w/ it all yr. Hopes to play this wk. #Jets — Rich...
Via Sportsnaut
December 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Jets rushed to sign Forte after Pats showed interest

The New York Jets didn’t want to play against running back Matt Forte twice a year and decided to ignore a knee injury when pursuing the free agent last offseason. Forte’s meeting against the Patriots in Week 12 is one of the many storylines between the AFC East rivals. ESPN’s Adam Schefter cast an interesting light on one of the biggest: On the first day of free agency...
Via The Sports Daily
November 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Forte consumes something called liquified phytoplankton

Matt Forte, 30, bristles at the notion that once a running back hits his age they somehow become over-the-hill and past-their-prime in an instant. But that doesn’t mean that the New York Jets back over the years became more and more committed to monitoring his body, especially what he puts into it. One of Forte’s daily rituals is to consume something called liquified phytoplankton...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 22, 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
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