Tag: Matt Forte franchise tag

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

Posted in News and Rumors on March 2, 2012 at 8:10 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

The Bears Beat (02.20.12): Cutler hoping new front office can get him “more toys to play with”

Posted in News and Rumors on February 20, 2012 at 5:38 pm by

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler applauded the addition of Jeremy Bates as his quarterbacks coach and hopes that new general manager Phil Emery can add more pieces to the offense, including a taller receiver. Also, what […] Read the full article »

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

Posted in News and Rumors on February 17, 2012 at 5:39 pm by

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 […] Read the full article »

The Bears Beat (02.02.12): Forte okay with franchise tag if it leads to long-term deal

Posted in News and Rumors on February 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm by

Bears running back Matt Forte said he would be okay with the Bears using the franchise tag on him if it led to a long-term deal. Former Bears wide receiver Sam Hurd’s trial for his […] Read the full article »

The Bears Beat (01.19.12): Forte cleared for Pro Bowl, still unhappy about possible franchise tag

Posted in News and Rumors on January 19, 2012 at 5:58 pm by

Bears running back Matt Forte, selected to his first Pro Bowl despite missing the last month of the season with a knee injury, has been cleared to participate in the game. He also made it […] Read the full article »

The Bears Beat (01.16.12): Bears interview Patriots’ Licht for general manager job

Posted in News and Rumors on January 16, 2012 at 4:58 pm by

The Bears interviewed New England Patriots director of pro personnel Jason Licht for their vacant general manager position. They have three other interviews planned. Former offensive coordinator Mike Martz has told NFL Network’s Jason LaCanfora […] Read the full article »

The Bears Beat (10.30.11): Per reports, Forte likely to receive franchise tag

Posted in News and Rumors on October 30, 2011 at 3:27 pm by

Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted Sunday morning that the Bears are likely to apply the franchise tag on Matt Forte next year, the Bears’ offensive line is not playing as poorly as it did at […] Read the full article »