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  1. NFC North links: Did Bears overpay?

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    Chicago Bears Steve Rosenbloom isn't a fan of the new deal the Bears gave to Matt Forte. Rosenbloom: "[W]hy the Bears elected to pay more than the franchise tag of about $7.7 million for this season makes no sense. Running back has become the mos...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  2. Source: Matt Forte agrees to deal

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    The Chicago Bears and running back Matt Forte have agreed to terms on a contract, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Bears had placed their franchise tag on Forte in March and the sides had until 4 p.m. ET on Monday to strike...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  3. NFC North links: Motivation for Detroit

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    Chicago Bears Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune on Matt Forte's contract status: "As of early Monday morning, there was no indication of the Pro Bowl running back and the Bears agreeing to terms on a new contract. The two sides have until 3 p....

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  4. NFC North links: Finley to 'freestyle'

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    Chicago Bears Rookie receiver Alshon Jeffery is ready to learn from the Bears veterans, writes ESPNChicago.com's Melissa Isaacson. Bears running back Matt Forte dodged questions about his contract this weekend at his youth football in Slidell, ...

    Blog | June 10, 2012
  5. NFC North links: Matt Forte seeking respect

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    Chicago Bears Matt Forte says he's not looking to be the top-paid running back in the league. He just wants a fair deal. "All you can ask for is respect, and you go out there and you do your best to earn it. Respect isn't given to anybody," Forte...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  6. Bears place tag on Matt Forte

    ESPN.com staff

    The Chicago Bears announced on Friday that they applied the franchise designation to running back Matt Forte as the sides continue to work on a long-term contract. Teams could apply the tag from Feb. 20 through Mar. 5 at 4 p.m. ET as a method of p...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  7. NFC North links: Vikings have stadium plan

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    Chicago Bears The fact that the Bears have yet to place the franchise tag on running back Matt Forte means the two sides remain in serious discussions, writes ESPNChicago.com's Michael C. Wright. The team made the release of defensive tackle An...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  8. Podcast: Bears LB Brian Urlacher

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    Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher says running back Matt Forte deserves to get a big, new contract. Plus, Urlacher says the NFL rules allow offensive players to do things that are illegal for defensive players....

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  9. Time for Bears' Chester Taylor to produce

    ESPN.com staff

    Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson says the Chicago Bears need more from Chester Taylor. Signed as a backup for starter Matt Forte, Taylor averaged 2.4 yards per carry in his first season as a Bear. Writes Williamson: In fact, if this deep running back...

    Blog | April 08, 2011