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Forte’s guaranteed money reportedly $17.1 million

July 17th, 2012 - 8:38 am

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 lower figure even further makes …

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Forte extension a reasonable compromise by both sides

July 16th, 2012 - 5:54 pm

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 deal the two sides agreed …

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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 …

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

June 18th, 2012 - 5:53 pm

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 Orleans Saints bounty scandal. Podcast: …

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Bears understand the business side of Forte contract negotiations

May 18th, 2012 - 9:57 am

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 rapidly-changing landscape of the NFL. …

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

May 15th, 2012 - 5:33 pm

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 Jay Cutler says the Bears …

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

March 27th, 2012 - 5:36 pm

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 Giants will host the Dallas …

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

March 9th, 2012 - 5:31 pm

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 still hoping to reach a …

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Bears Notebook: Bears run defense starting to come together

November 8th, 2011 - 6:18 pm

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 LeSean McCoy to just 71 …

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Forte not helping his cause going public with contract dispute

November 2nd, 2011 - 11:33 am

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 more yards from scrimmage in …

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