The Bears Beat (02.17.12): Franchise tag can be both a blessing and curse for Bears

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The Bears may both benefit and suffer from the franchise tag this offseason. It’ll be a valuable tool for retaining running back Matt Forte but other teams’ use of the tag could limit the amount of free agents the Bears have to target. Also, George McCaskey says money won’t be an issue in adding key pieces to the puzzle this offseason.

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