The Bears Beat (03.02.12): Bears place franchise tag on Matt Forte

March 2nd, 2012 - 8:10 pm

As was expected for months, the Bears placed the franchise tag on running back Matt Forte with the deadline to do so fast approaching. Also, information about the New Orleans Saints placing bounties on opposing players for the past few years. And mock drafts for the upcoming NFL draft.

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