The Bears Beat (10.30.11): Per reports, Forte likely to receive franchise tag

October 30th, 2011 - 3:27 pm

Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted Sunday morning that the Bears are likely to apply the franchise tag on Matt Forte next year, the Bears’ offensive line is not playing as poorly as it did at the outset of the season, and we get a closer look at getting to know quarterback Jay Cutler.

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Report: Ray Rice, Matt Forte to get franchise tag

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Chicago Bears Offensive Line Not So Offensive
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The Bears??? safety-burst approach
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RICK TELANDER rtelander@suntimes.com;For ’85 Bears, the party’s on;Older and facing fallout from
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Like a Stone: Muddling Through The Bears’ Bye Week
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As a challenger, Lovie Smith is no champ
Sunday, October 30, 2011 2:28:57 AM
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The Bears’ safety-burst approach
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Lovie Smith’s decision — I mean, the Bears’ …

Getting to know the real Cutler
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