Tag: Matt Forte contract extension

Forte’s guaranteed money reportedly $17.1 million

Posted in News and Rumors on July 17, 2012 at 8:38 am by

According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the amount of guarantees in Matt Forte’s contract extension with the Bears is $17.1 million, not the $18 million reported by several media outlets on Monday. The […] Read the full article »

Forte extension a reasonable compromise by both sides

Posted in News and Rumors on July 16, 2012 at 5:54 pm by

When you examine the possibility that the tension between Matt Forte and the Chicago Bears front office over a long-term contract extension could have erupted into a heavyweight fight complete with haymakers, the four-year, $32-million […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on June 22, 2012 at 5:58 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

The Bears Beat (06.18.12): Da Coach offers Brandon Marshall advice

Posted in News and Rumors on June 18, 2012 at 5:53 pm by

Former Bears coach Mike Ditka offered advice to Brandon Marshall and discussed the new Bears receiver on “The Waddle & Silvy Show.” Also, Matt Forte contract discussion and news from the appeals in the New […] Read the full article »

Bears understand the business side of Forte contract negotiations

Posted in News and Rumors on May 18, 2012 at 9:57 am by

There has been a running joke, more of a stereotype, actually, for the better part of a quarter-century that the Bears franchise simply has been “behind the times” when it came to adapting to the […] Read the full article »

The Bears Beat (05.15.12): Bears finish rookie contracts with signing of safety Hardin

Posted in News and Rumors on May 15, 2012 at 5:33 pm by

The Bears finished signing their rookie draft class to contracts ahead of schedule by agreeing to terms with third-round safety Brandon Hardin. There have been no further discussions in the Matt Forte contract talks. And […] Read the full article »

The Bears Beat (03.27.12): Forte has contract offer on table

Posted in News and Rumors on March 27, 2012 at 5:36 pm by

Bears president Ted Phillips says the Bears have made a “strong offer” to running back Matt Forte that offers fair compensation comparatively to his worth to the team. The defending Super Bowl champion New York […] Read the full article »

The Bears Beat (03.09.12): Analyzing expectations of Bears GM Emery

Posted in News and Rumors on March 9, 2012 at 5:31 pm by

A look at expectations of Bears general manager Phil Emery and what he should do when free agency starts next week. Former Bears defensive tackle Steve McMichael calls bounty system “mythical.” And the Bears are […] Read the full article »

Bears Notebook: Bears run defense starting to come together

Posted in News and Rumors on November 8, 2011 at 6:18 pm by

One of the keys to beating the Eagles Monday night was to contain their run game, which ranked No. 1 in the league heading into the week. The Bears managed to do just that, holding […] Read the full article »

Forte not helping his cause going public with contract dispute

Posted in News and Rumors on November 2, 2011 at 11:33 am by

With each passing week Matt Forte earns more respect from me on the field and less respect off it. The disgruntled Bears running back is on pace to break team records and could finish with […] Read the full article »