Tag Archives: Matt Forte holdout

The Bears Beat (07.11.12): Big receivers will give offense a boost

July 11th, 2012 - 5:32 pm

In the latest position preview from ChicagoBears.com, receivers coach Darryl Drake discusses the benefit of having two big receivers in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. Also, the Chicago Park District expects the sod to hold up on Soldier Field. Plus, [...]

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The Bears Beat (06.27.12): Urlacher wants to play at least 2-3 more years

June 27th, 2012 - 6:15 pm

Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher said he’d like to play at least another 2-3 years. Also, count Urlacher as one of the latest Bears to have faith in Matt Forte to show up and be ready to play this year. And [...]

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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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Forte’s whining wearing thin

March 22nd, 2012 - 5:48 pm

I’ve been blessed with seven adorable nephews and nieces, each one with his or her own unique characteristics making them worthy of being given affectionate names a la Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. But the one thing that [...]

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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: Chicago Bears news and views (07.29.11)

July 29th, 2011 - 5:44 pm

A look at Chicago Bears news and views for July 29, 2011, including the signing of first-round draft pick Gabe Carimi, additions to the wide receiving corps, and a report from training camp including the arrival of running back Matt [...]

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Holding out would be a grave mistake for Forte

July 28th, 2011 - 7:48 pm

The latest drama to surface surrounding the Bears is that running back Matt Forte is “strongly considering not showing up to training camp in Bourbonnais,” according to the Chicago Tribune. Forte is set to make $550,000 in this, the final [...]

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