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  1. Bears RB Matt Forte stressing ball security against Bucs

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- During his nine-year tenure as head coach of the Chicago Bears, current Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Lovie Smith established a takeaway mentality on defense. That's why running back Matt Forte sees ball security as one of the ma...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  2. Lance Briggs, Matt Forte of Chicago Bears expect to face Seattle ...

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs doesn't "plan on missing" Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks and returned Thursday to the practice field along with cornerback Charles Tillman while Matt Forte said he'll play despite his ankle injury.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  3. Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith says Matt Forte doesn't have high...

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith said Monday that Matt Forte does not have a high ankle sprain, and he added the club hasn't ruled him out for Sunday's game against the Rams.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2012
  4. Brian Urlacher of Chicago Bears misses practice again; Matt Forte...

    Michael C. Wright

    The injuries continue to mount with Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher missing his fourth straight practice, in addition to the club preventing running back Matt Forte (thumb) and Earl Bennett (leg) from finishing Sunday's workout due to small ailments.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2012
  5. Forte misses camp, Smith upbeat

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Predictably, franchise-tagged running back Matt Forte skipped the opening day of Chicago Bears mandatory veteran minicamp Tuesday, with coach Lovie Smith looking to evade most questioning regarding the contract situation that lea...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  6. Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith avoided talking in detail about M...

    Michael C. Wright

    Lovie Smith said Matt Forte's training camp absence was "not an issue" for him.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2012
  7. Lovie not concerned with Forte's stance

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith considers the offseason "the time to go through the negotiation and get what you feel you deserve," and that's why he's not overly concerned about running back Matt Forte again voicing displeasure about his contract si...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  8. Chicago Bears place franchise tag on running back Matt Forte

    Michael C. Wright

    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.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2012
  9. Chicago Bears, Matt Forte to start contract talks, source says

    Michael C. Wright

    With a new general manager in place, the Chicago Bears will renew contract negotiations with running back Matt Forte this weekend, a league source told the NFL Network.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2012
  10. Mike Tice will be Chicago Bears offensive coordinator

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears will promote offensive line coach Mike Tice to offensive coordinator, replacing Mike Martz.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2012
  11. Chicago Bears' Lovie Smith frustrated by questions about Mike Mar...

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz continued to express a desire to return to the team in 2012, while coach Lovie Smith became perturbed with more inquiries about his assistant's future.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2011
  12. Chicago Bears' Jay Cutler to have pins removed; status unknown

    Michael C. Wright

    Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith remained evasive Monday about disclosing the potential availability of quarterback Jay Cutler -- who is scheduled Tuesday to have the pins removed from his fractured right thumb -- for the season finale at Minnesota.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2011
  13. Lance Briggs among eight Chicago Bears starters to sit practice

    Michael C. Wright

    The injury list continues to grow for the Chicago Bears, but despite the team keeping out eight starters from Wednesday's practice, coach Lovie Smith expects the majority of them to return to the field by the end of the week.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2011
  14. Chicago Bears' Devin Hester, Henry Melton questionable for Sunday...

    Michael C. Wright

    The Chicago Bears held out receiver Devin Hester and defensive tackle Henry Melton for Friday's workout, and there's concern about their availability for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2011
  15. Forte pessimistic about returning Sunday

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Bears coach Lovie Smith stopped short of ruling him out, but running back Matt Forte shook his head no when asked specifically whether he'd be available Sunday for the team's matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. "It's a process,...

    Blog | December 14, 2011
  16. Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte wasn't confident about his ...

    Michael C. Wright

    Bears coach Lovie Smith stopped short of ruling him out, but running back Matt Forte shook his head 'no' when asked specifically whether he'd be available Sunday for the team's matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.

    Story | Conversation | December 14, 2011