Report: Matt Forte And Chicago Bears Pick Up Contract Talks

Friday February 24th, 2012

The Chicago Bears are set to resume contract talks with star running back Matt Forte, according to

The two sides had been working toward a contract extension under previous Bears general manager Jerry Angelo. Angelo was fired this offseason, however it is reported that the talks will again resume under newly hired general manager Phil Emery.

Last season Forte ran for 997 yards before spraining his MCL in a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 13. Prior to the injury he was averaging a career high 4.9 yards per carry. In 2008-09 he ran for a career high 1238 yards and eight touchdowns, but only averaged 3.9 yards per carry.

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