The Bears Beat (02.02.12): Forte okay with franchise tag if it leads to long-term deal

February 2nd, 2012 - 5:42 pm

Bears running back Matt Forte said he would be okay with the Bears using the franchise tag on him if it led to a long-term deal. Former Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd’s trial for his drug arrest is set for Apr. 2. And current wide receiver Johnny Knox talks about the hit that ended his season.

Forte open to franchise tag if long-term deal follows
Thu Feb 2 15:57:02 2012
Impending free agent running back Matt Forte told ESPN 1000 Chicago Thursday that he is open to receiving the Bears’ …

Sam Hurd trial set for April 2nd
Thu Feb 2 15:51:16 2012
Sam Hurd doesn’t have a contract for the 2012 season, but his offseason doesn’t look like it will be spent meeting …

Bears’ Forte hopes franchise tag isn’t used as a patch (Yahoo! Sports)
Thu Feb 2 15:35:17 2012
Running back Matt Forte said he will be all right with the Chicago Bears using the franchise tag on him as long as it leads to …

Knox recalls devastating hit ‘like it was yesterday’
Thu Feb 2 15:10:00 2012
Taking to Twitter to discuss his recovery from back surgery, Chicago Bears receiver Johnny Knox tweeted Thursday that he …

Video: Anderson back at Super Bowl
Thu Feb 2 13:20:43 2012
ESPN Chicago’s Jeff Dickerson profiles the journey of former Bears and current Patriots defensive end Mark Anderson.

Emery to set sights on Bears free agents
Thu Feb 2 13:17:00 2012
One of the most important items on new general manager Phil Emery’s lengthy to-do list is dealing with the 14 Bears players …

Federal judge schedules Hurd’s drug trial to begin in April
Thu Feb 2 13:07:00 2012
Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd is scheduled to go on trial April 2 on charges that he tried to create a drug-distribution …

Former Bears WR Hurd has trial set for April 2
Thu Feb 2 12:52:02 2012
Former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd now knows his day in court. A federal judge has set an April 2 trial date for Hurd, who is …

Jay Cutler Wedding Postponed Until Birth
Thu Feb 2 12:20:03 2012
Don’t save the date just yet T.. Chicago Bears QB is once again postponing his wedding — This time the reasons have nothing to …

Forte OK with tag if it leads to deal
Thu Feb 2 11:51:44 2012
Matt Forte said he would be fine with the Chicago Bears using the franchise tag on him as long as it leads to a long-term deal …

Receiver Floyd bracing for NFL scrutiny
Thu Feb 2 11:44:00 2012
Michael Floyd knows “Interrogation Day” is coming.

Trial date for ex-NFL WR Hurd set for April 2 (AP)
Thu Feb 2 11:00:54 2012
A federal judge has set an April 2 trial date for former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd, who is charged with trying to create a …

Drug trial for ex-Bears receiver Hurd set for April 2
Thu Feb 2 11:00:38 2012
Former Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd is set to go on trial …

Windy City Gridiron Picks the Super Bowl
Thu Feb 2 11:00:22 2012
We know for sure that either the Den-meister or the Photo Shop Guru will take the NFL playoff pick em crown at …

Bears Team Report (Yahoo! Sports)
Thu Feb 2 10:35:14 2012
In new general manager Phil Emery’s introductory press conference, he grudgingly admitted that he had final say on the 53-man …

Ex-Bears WR Hurd trial date April 2 on drug charges
Thu Feb 2 10:23:31 2012
DALLAS (AP) – A federal judge in Dallas has scheduled former NFL wide receiver Sam Hurd’s trial on drug distribution charges …

Strategy And Personnel
Thu Feb 2 10:02:23 2012

Emery lands Bears’ GM job
Thu Feb 2 10:02:23 2012

Notes, Quotes
Thu Feb 2 10:02:23 2012
Bears will be in free agency]]>

Bears learned tough lesson on Meriweather
Thu Feb 2 09:57:46 2012
INDIANAPOLIS — Bill Belichick taught the Chicago Bears a valuable lesson. When the New England Patriots cut a player still …

Emery will have to rely on Cliff Stein
Thu Feb 2 07:43:39 2012

The Bears Den: February 2, 2012
Thu Feb 2 07:02:27 2012
“…where we grow ever more uncomfortable with the image of a skinny, pasty-white guy posing on the carcass of a bear.” Emery …

STRATEGY AND PERSONNEL
Thu Feb 2 05:33:30 2012
UNIT-BY-UNIT ANALYSIS QUARTERBACKS: Starter — Jay Cutler. Backups — Josh McCown, Caleb Hanie, Nathan Enderle. Cutler was …

NOTES, QUOTES
Thu Feb 2 05:33:21 2012
–New general manager Phil Emery is not yet ready to divulge how active the Bears will be in free agency. But he clearly sees …

Phil Emery’s daughter changed the way new Bears GM scouts the world
Thu Feb 2 02:15:14 2012
Phil and April Emery cruised along the back roads …

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