PMatt Forte
RB NYJ (11)
10 hours ago

Forte (hamstring) rushed 10 times for 28 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Forte sat out the Jets' first couple preseason games with a tight hamstring, but made his debut for the team Friday. Although the veteran failed to find much room to run, his 12 total touches all came during the first half, showing just how involved he's expected to be in New York's offense. To ensure he's fresh for Week 1, it wouldn't be surprising if Forte misses Thursday's preseason finale, so his outing against the Giants likely marked his only preseason appearance.

PMatt Forte
RB NYJ (11)
3 days ago

Forte (hamstring) said he will play in Saturday's preseason game against the Giants, The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Forte was held out of the Jets' first two preseason contests, but he'll make his likely sole appearance before the regular season after returning to normal practice this week. Forte is expected to handle a bulk of the carries this season, so getting him some game reps before Week 1 was important.

PMatt Forte
RB NYJ (11)
5 days ago

Forte's status for Saturday's preseason game against the Giants is still up in the air as he continues to recover from his hamstring injury, NJ.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Forte unlikely to play in the final preseason contest, Friday is his last chance to get some game snaps in before Week 1. Head coach Todd Bowles said he'd like to get Forte into the game, but he obviously will keep him out unless he's 100 percent.

PMatt Forte
RB NYJ (11)
1 week ago

Forte (hamstring) didn't play Friday at Washington, the Associated Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Forte suited up for the contest, but the expectation that he wouldn't take any snaps indeed came to pass. With the first-team set to dominate the first half of the Jets' next preseason game, he'll likely make his first and only appearance before the regular season next Saturday against the Giants.

PMatt Forte
RB NYJ (11)
1 week ago

Forte (hamstring) will dress for Friday's preseason matchup with the Redskins, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Forte isn't expected to take any snaps in Friday evening's contest, and will likely just participate in pregame warmups as he continues to work his way back from a strained hamstring. The Jets will play it safe with Forte, and may ultimately hold him out of the majority of preseason play in order to ensure he'll be back to full strength heading into Week 1.

PMatt Forte
RB NYJ (11)
2 weeks ago

Forte's (hamstring) chances of participating in Friday's preseason game against the Redskins are "slim", Seth Walder of New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Forte is back in pads and took contact during team drills Wednesday, but as expected, the Jets aren't going to push him into game action too soon. The team will play it safe with Forte, likely holding him out of the majority of the preseason schedule with the expectation he'll be back to full strength prior to Week 1.

PMatt Forte
RB NYJ (11)
2 weeks ago1 Comment

Forte (hamstring) took part in team drills during Wednesday's practice, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.

EDGE Analysis

Forte has been back in pads for the last two day, but he's now going through team drills and even took contact during Wednesday's practice. It appears he's back to full strength, but the Jets are likely going to stay cautious with their 30-year-old running back and keep him limited throughout the rest of the preseason schedule. Forte should be good to go and without restrictions by the start of the regular season.

PMatt Forte
RB NYJ (11)
2 weeks ago

Forte (hamstring) was in pads at practice both Monday and Tuesday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the first time Forte has participated in back-to-back padded practices at training camp, as the Jets have been careful about managing his workload. Even if healthy, the veteran running back won't necessarily get any snaps during the preseason, with the team mostly focused on keeping him fresh for Week 1. Forte should be plenty busy once the games count.

PMatt Forte
RB NYJ (11)
2 weeks ago

Forte (hamstring) is unlikely to play Friday against the Redskins, and it's possible he won't play any preseason games, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Forte suffered his injury before training camp, and given that he could possibly not get any game-like touches before Week 1, it's entirely possible that he won't get a full workload during the regular-season opener against the Bengals. Nevertheless, he still has plenty of time to finish up his recovery, but a slow start to the season looks likely.

PMatt Forte
RB NYJ (11)
2 weeks ago

Forte (hamstring) participated in positional drills for the first time since Aug. 2 during Sunday's training camp session, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.

EDGE Analysis

Though encouraging, Forte is yet to practice in full capacity. In most situations for veterans with Forte's pedigree, this wouldn't be too much cause for concern, but Forte is amid his first preseason with just the second team he's ever been apart of in his nine-year career and hasn't had much time to get acclimated to OC Chan Gailey's offense. At this point in time, Forte has no timetable to return and isn't a lock to suit up Week 1.