Matt Forte | RB | Chicago Bears
Posted: 4/30/2015 4:17pm et
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte said he has talked with general manager Ryan Pace about a contract extension but will not be receiving a new deal at this point. Forte said he will not hold out because of his contract and will play under his current contract but would prefer a new deal.
Huddle Up: This has all the makings of a non-issue by the time training camp rolls around, and expect a new deal for Forte at some point as he's one of the few true reliable pieces the Bears have.
Posted: 4/28/2015 11:14pm et
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte was not present for the team's commencement of their voluntary minicamp Tuesday, April 28. Forte was also absent for the beginning of the offseason program and could be hinting at a holdout as he pursues an extension before the final year of his contract.
Huddle Up: Nothing really new here, and Forte's keeper-league owners need not start worrying unless the RB starts missing mandatory gatherings.
Posted: 4/14/2015 11:31pm et
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte didn't make a big deal out of his absence during the team's voluntary offseason program. Forte stressed the voluntary aspect of the workouts and said he'll be present when it counts.
Huddle Up: Normally, this wouldn't be much of an issue, but the Bears are installing a new offense this offseason so Forte will be best served by staying up to speed and at least attending the mandatory workouts.
Posted: 4/13/2015 11:07pm et
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte was not present for the start of the offseason workouts Monday, April 13, according to sources. Forte is entering the final year of his contract and is looking for a new contract.
Huddle Up: Ah, the time-honored tradition of veterans in a contract year holding out to get their deal re-worked. There are likely to be no ramifications for Forte, but the Bears do have a new coaching staff and new offense so it might take him a little longer to get up to speed if his holdout stretches into training camp.
Posted: 12/29/2014 9:24am et
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte caught his 102nd pass in 2014, passing former NFL FB Larry Centers for the most receptions in a season by a running back.
Huddle Up: One shining light in what ended up being a lost season for the Bears. We'll see how the versatile Forte adapts to potentially a new quarterback--and maybe even a new coach and new offense--in 2015.
Posted: 12/2/2014 12:05am et
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte tied a career-low with five carries in the team's Week 13 loss to the Detroit Lions, and he said the team can't afford to repeat the strategy going forward. 'It's of the utmost importance, especially if we're playing outside, with the weather and stuff,' Forte said. 'You can't just sit back there and throw 50 passes a game and expect to win.'
Huddle Up: The Bears' upcoming schedule should rectify the situation with the Bears facing the less-than-stout defenses of the Cowboys and Saints the next two weeks.
Posted: 9/29/2014 10:17am et
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte carried 23 times for a season-high 122 yards and no touchdowns in the Week 4 game against the Green Bay, and he added 49 yards on five receptions. Forte went over 10,000 career total yards from scrimmage in the loss.
Huddle Up: It was a fantasy-friendly matchup for Forte and he delivered, though the Bears failed to show up in other areas of the lopsided loss to Green Bay. No worries about Forte going forward, in case his first three games had you poised over the panic button.
Posted: 6/9/2014 12:11am et
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte said he believes the team could have the top offense in the NFL this upcoming season. 'If we keep working hard we're going to take this offense, hopefully, to the top of the league,' Forte said. 'There's no ceiling. There's no limit that you can put on it.'
Huddle Up: Forte isn't exactly out on a limb as the Bears finished second in the league in scoring (445 points) and eighth in total yards (6,109) last season, and that was with Jay Cutler missing almost a third (5 starts) of the season.