Matt Forte RB CHI 3 days ago1 Comment

Forte rushed for 91 yards on 25 carries and added 64 yards on four receptions in Sunday's win over Oakland. He lost a fumble during the contest.

Matt Forte RB CHI 1 week ago4 Comments

Forte (knee) had 20 carries for 74 yards in Sunday's 26-0 loss at Seattle. Surprisingly, he did not catch a single pass on three targets.

Matt Forte RB CHI 1 week ago

Forte (knee) is listed as active Sunday at Seattle, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Forte will be the focus of the ...

Matt Forte RB CHI 2 weeks ago

Forte (knee) is probable for Sunday's game in Seattle.

Matt Forte RB CHI 2 weeks ago23 Comments

Forte (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.

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Forte has dealt with knee issues...

Matt Forte RB CHI 2 weeks ago1 Comment

Forte rushed 15 times for 61 yards and caught four passes on five targets for 55 receiving yards Sunday against the Cardinals.

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Coming off an excellent Week 1, ...

Matt Forte RB CHI 3 weeks ago2 Comments

Forte carried 24 times for 141 yards and one touchdown while adding five catches on eight targets for 25 receiving yards Sunday against the Packers.

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A monster game for Forte, who ...

Matt Forte RB CHI 5 months ago7 Comments

Coach John Fox suggested Monday that Forte could be in line for a reduction in snaps this season, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports. "It's a positive that [Forte] has had a number of carries and the production he's had, both catching the ball and running the ball," Fox said. "We've always been believers in kind of a one-two punch and rolling guys through there...a wave of those guys to stay fresh. I've always had [that approach] with running backs."

Despite his team's overall struggles, Forte was fantasy gold under Marc Trestman the past two seasons, ranking fourth among all NFL running backs in carries (555) and first in receptions (176) during that span. While he still profiles as a dual-threat lead back in Fox's system, it appears safe to predict that he won't be on the field for 92 percent of the Bears' offensive snaps again, as was the case last season. With the Bears adding Jacquizz Rodgers in free agency and fourth-rounder Jeremy Langford through the draft, Fox has ample bodies at his disposal to relieve Forte, who has subtly indicated his dissatisfaction with the prospect of decreased playing time, especially with his contract expiring after the season. While the situation likely won't result in Forte holding out for a new deal, it's not clear if the Bears' new brass has any intention of re-signing the running back, who will turn 30 in December. If it becomes increasingly apparent as the season wears on that Forte will not receive a new deal, expect the likes of Rodgers, Langford, and second-year back Ka'Deem Carey to cut further into his snaps.

Matt Forte RB CHI 5 months ago

Though Forte was not present at Tuesday's voluntary minicamp, he indicated that he plans to attend subsequent OTAs and the Bears' mandatory minicamp, the team's official site reports.

While there was some speculation that Forte's absence might be motivated by a desire for a contract extension, the running back quickly shot that notion down. "I'm not there because I'm finishing my third week of rigorous speed training, which we do not do at Halas Hall," Forte noted. "This was already my plan as of season's end last year because after evaluating myself (which all players should do) I felt I was missing something." Forte is coming off a 2014 season in which he carried 266 times for 1,038 yards and six touchdowns, to go along with 102 catches for 808 yards and four receiving TDs.

Matt Forte RB CHI 9 months ago

Forte had 17 carries for 51 rushing yards and eight catches on 12 targets for 23 receiving yards during Sunday's loss to the Vikings. Forte finishes the season with 102 receptions, a single-season record for catches by a running back, reports.

In addition to his record-setting reception total, Forte rushed for over 1,000 yards for the third consecutive season and fifth time in his career. He is, without a doubt, the focal point of the Bears' offense, and while he still has another year on his contract, he will most likely look for a new deal in the offseason.