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Matt Forte

Matt Forte - #22 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 218 lbs.
Birthday 12/10/1985
Birthplace Lake Charles, LA
College Tulane
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 2nd round, 13th pick by Bears

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Att Yds TD
248 1094 5

Changes, same problems for Bears' O-line

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 3:42 p.m. ET
The Bears are hoping this week’s changes to the starting O-line will be the solution to the OL problems they have been struggling with for years.

Bears OG Rachal leaves team for personal reasons

Posted Nov. 21, 2012 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Bears OG Chilo Rachal left the team for personal reasons. He was placed on the reserve/left squad list.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers deal Lions tough blow

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
The Packers ground out a win at Detroit, leaving the Lions with plenty of work to do to get back into the playoff race.

Kaepernick, Smith lead 49ers in romp

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 12:31 a.m. ET
Colin Kaepernick threw two TD passes and Aldon Smith racked up 5½ sacks as the 49ers crushed the Bears, 32-7 on Monday night.

Report: 49ers QB Smith ruled out, Kaepernick to start

Posted Nov. 19, 2012 @ 11:39 a.m. ET
49ers QB Alex Smith has been ruled out for Monday night’s game against the Bears, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen first reported.

Ditka hospitalized after minor stroke

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 10:10 p.m. ET
Former Bears coach and current ESPN analyst Mike Ditka suffered a minor stroke on Friday.

Bears announce Campbell will start Monday night

Posted Nov. 16, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
The Bears ruled QB Jay Cutler out for Monday night’s game against the 49ers. Jason Campbell will get the start.

Hall Call: Lance Briggs

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 6:29 p.m. ET
Are Bears WLB Lance Briggs' name and numbers "big" enough for him to one day be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Urlacher says again he'd lie about concussion

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
Bears LB Brian Urlacher said Thursday he would still lie to cover up a concussion, reiterating a point he made earlier in the season.

Jim Harbaugh hospitalized with irregular heartbeat

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 3:02 p.m. ET
49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh is having a minor procedure done at Stanford Hospital on Thursday for an irregular heartbeat.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Bears-Niners bash weighing heavy on brain

Posted Nov. 15, 2012 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor Dan Arkush reflects on the head-scratching subplots in Monday night's matchup between the Bears and Niners.

Texans LB Dobbins fined $30,000

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Texans LB Tim Dobbins $30,000 on Wednesday for his hit on Bears QB Jay Cutler. Dobbins said he will appeal the fine.

Key matchup: Bears RBs Matt Forte and Michael Bush vs. 49ers defense

Posted Nov. 14, 2012 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
In today’s Key Matchup we examine one battle that will help decide the Bears-49ers game in Week 11.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Injuries could dull 2012's best one-two prime-time punch

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
What appeared to be great NFL drama in Week 11 took a potentially big hit with three significant QB injuries.

Bears sign QB McCown

Posted Nov. 13, 2012 @ 12:19 p.m. ET
The Bears brought back QB Josh McCown on Tuesday and waived TE Brody Eldridge.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 31, 2012
Despite battling an ankle injury, Forte rushed for 103 yards on 24 carries in the Bears' win over the Lions on Sunday.||||||| It was just his third 100-yard game of the season. He finished with 1,094 yards on the season. The Bears finished 10-6, but missed the playoffs.
Posted Dec. 30, 2012
Forte is active Sunday despite a right ankle problem.||||||| Forte is nine yards shy of reaching 1,000 for the third time.
Posted Dec. 24, 2012
Forte carried 12 times for 88 yards and a score in Sunday's 28-13 win at Arizona.||||||| Forte aggravated a right ankle injury and left early in the second half. It's not clear if he will play in Week 17 at Detroit.
Posted Dec. 23, 2012
Forte left Sunday's game against the Cardinals in the third quarter with an apparent ankle injury.||||||| He limped into the locker room in the third quarter and was replaced by Armando Allen. Forte also left the game against Minnesota last month with an ankle injury.
Posted Nov. 25, 2012
Forte suffered an ankle injury early on a run midway through the third quarter of Sunday's game against Minnesota.||||||| Forte appeared to be favoring his right leg as he slowly walked to the tunnel, and his return was questionable.

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