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

March 2nd, 2012 - 8:10 pm

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 players for the past few [...]

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

February 20th, 2012 - 5:38 pm

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 can the Bears do on [...]

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

February 17th, 2012 - 5:39 pm

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 of free agents the Bears [...]

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

February 2nd, 2012 - 5:42 pm

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 drug arrest is set for [...]

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

January 19th, 2012 - 5:58 pm

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 clear in a recent interview [...]

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

January 16th, 2012 - 4:58 pm

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 that he is retiring from [...]

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

October 30th, 2011 - 3:27 pm

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 the outset of the season, [...]

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