The Bears Beat (06.22.12): Forte threatens to skip training camp without deal, but hopeful one will get done

June 22nd, 2012 - 5:58 pm

Bears running back Matt Forte threatened to hold out of training camp to put pressure on the Bears to get a long-term extension done, but the disgruntled running back remains hopeful a new deal can be reached. Also, wide receiver Johnny Knox remains unsure when he’ll be able to play football again. Plus, other NFL news.

Matt Forte seems a bit optimistic about getting a new contract
Fri Jun 22 17:15:58 2012
Getty Images Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte seems a little optimistic that a new contract will get worked out soon.  He …

Matt Forte is close to a new deal with the Bears and more in NFL Daily Digest.
Fri Jun 22 16:35:55 2012
Pay The Man: Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte appears to be calling a truce. When all is said and done, football players play …

Rice, Irvin and Carter talk Marshall, Forte
Fri Jun 22 16:27:02 2012
Melissa Isaacson caught up with three former NFL standout receivers who weighed in on the Bears, Matt Forte and Brandon …

Matt Forte: Contract talks with Bears getting better
Fri Jun 22 16:16:01 2012
JOE COWLEY: Matt Forte wasn’t exactly in his comfort zone. …

Matt Forte on his contract talks; “it’s gotten better”
Fri Jun 22 15:53:06 2012
Could there be good news out of Halas Hall soon? Matt Forte, in town for the EA Madden 2013 Pigskin Pro-Am, told the …

Matt Forte Optimistic Regarding Contract
Fri Jun 22 15:18:41 2012
Running back Matt Forte is optimistic regarding landing the new contract he covets with the Bears, according to the Chicago …

Some final thoughts and a big ‘thank you’ (National Football Post)
Fri Jun 22 15:00:09 2012
My football journey continues with a new chapter.

Matt Forte sounds an optimistic note on contract talks with Bears
Fri Jun 22 14:39:42 2012
There may finally be reason for optimism in Chicago that the Bears and running back Matt Forte can come to an agreement on a …

Matt Forte says he’ll play with Chicago Bears in 2012
Fri Jun 22 14:27:00 2012
Matt Forte and the Bears are working on a getting a contract banged out. Although the RB said he won’t sit out the season, he …

Johnny Knox unsure when he’ll be able to return
Fri Jun 22 14:13:58 2012
When Bears receiver Johnny Knox suffered an ugly back injury on December 18, it looked like it would be a long time before …

Forte ‘optimistic’ but may skip camp
Fri Jun 22 14:02:20 2012
CHICAGO — Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte said Friday he might hold out of training camp, but is optimistic about his …

The More You Know: Bears Basics
Fri Jun 22 13:00:22 2012
If you are visiting this site on a regular basis, chances are good that the Bears are the team you root for (unless …

2012 Tennessee Titans Home Schedule (Yahoo! Contributor Network)
Fri Jun 22 11:58:00 2012
The 2012 Tennessee Titans home schedule consists of games against the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Indianapolis Colts, …

Schein 9: Sanchez has new attitude
Fri Jun 22 11:45:23 2012
With new attitude and new coordinator, Sanchez has chance to thrive.

Kellen Moore gets competition to make Lions roster (National Football Post)
Fri Jun 22 10:46:03 2012
R.J. Archer added to mix for training camp

Flying Way Under The Radar: Terriun Crump
Fri Jun 22 09:00:31 2012
Terriun who? Well, he was a new name on me as well until I watched the first installment of the excellent video …

VIDEO: Bears secondary at veteran minicamp
Fri Jun 22 07:38:53 2012

VIDEO: Earl Bennett at veteran minicamp
Fri Jun 22 07:37:45 2012

Inside Chicago Bears Rookie Minicamp – Episode 2
Fri Jun 22 02:37:40 2012
The Bears are offering a rare glimpse behind the walls of Halas Hall with their wed series “Inside Rookie …