The Bears Beat (05.29.12): Sources: Forte contract talks center on durability and injury history

May 29th, 2012 - 5:48 pm

Multiple sources have reported that the biggest factor causing a stalemate in contract extension talks between Matt Forte and the Bears is Forte’s history of knee injuries and his durability. Also, SI.com’s Peter King details new Bears GM Phil Emery, and the Miami Dolphins will be the subject of HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”

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BBAO: The Matt Forte knee fracas
Tue May 29 14:11:34 2012
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Miami Dolphins to star on HBO’s “Hard Knocks”
Tue May 29 17:12:00 2012
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Tue May 29 16:37:00 2012
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Tue May 29 15:00:22 2012
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Pete Carroll excited about matchups offense has with Kellen Winslow (National Football Post)
Tue May 29 14:46:11 2012
Also understands managing knee issues with tight end

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Tue May 29 13:44:18 2012
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All quiet on franchise player contract front (The SportsXchange)
Tue May 29 13:21:15 2012
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Tue May 29 13:16:00 2012
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Odd Couples in Sports: Jenny McCarthy and Chicago Bears’ Brian Urlacher Among Top Five (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
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Forte’s Use of Twitvid to Dispel Rumors Displays Thin Skin
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Bears: Dream/nightmare scenarios
Tue May 29 11:50:06 2012
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Bears aren’t concerned with Brandon Marshall’s off the field issues
Tue May 29 11:37:41 2012
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Tue May 29 11:36:34 2012

Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery Talks to Sports Illustrated
Tue May 29 11:01:08 2012
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Franchise player contract talks at standstill
Tue May 29 10:37:04 2012

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Tue May 29 10:28:42 2012
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Bears right in vetting Urlacher
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Matt Forte Drama Continues
Tue May 29 09:39:07 2012
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