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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


Att Yds TD
248 1094 5

Forte feels 'disrespected' by Bears

Posted March 22, 2012 @ 3:35 p.m. ET
Bears RB Matt Forté is upset the team keeps signing running backs while not extending his contract. 

Bears, Forte still talking long-term contract

Posted March 16, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
The Bears placed the franchise tag on Matt Forté, but GM Phil Emery said Friday that the two sides are still talking about a long-term deal.

Bears place franchise tag on Forte

Posted March 02, 2012 @ 9:38 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Friday night that they have placed the franchise tag on RB Matt Forté.

Free-agent scouting report: Bears RB Matt Forte

Posted Feb. 22, 2012 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
Unable to sign Matt Forte to a long-term deal so far, the Bears have given him the franchise tag.

Bears' McCaskey says roster decisions 'firmly' in GM's hands

Posted Feb. 16, 2012 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
PFW caught up with Bears chairman George McCaskey Wednesday at Halas Hall after a forum on health and safety for high school coaches and players concluded.

Bears RB Forte open to franchise tag

Posted Feb. 02, 2012 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
Coming off his first Pro Bowl appearance, Bears RB Matt Forté said Thursday that he would be open to the franchise tag.

Bears CEO wants Forte, Smith to stay in Chicago

Posted Feb. 01, 2012 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
Bears president and CEO Ted Phillips envisions a future in which both Matt Forte and Lovie Smith remain in Chicago for the long haul.

Cowboys likely to switch Smith to OLT in 2012

Posted Jan. 06, 2012 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
After a strong rookie season, the Cowboys are considering switching Tyron Smith to left tackle for 2012. Read all of this week's NFC Whispers.

Five Bears questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Dec. 29, 2011 @ 8:44 a.m. ET
Hub Arkush says the Bears have too many glaring needs elsewhere to spend time looking for Brian Urlacher's heir apparent in the 2012 draft.

Cutler and Forte done for the season

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
The Bears announced on Tuesday that they have ruled out QB Jay Cutler and RB Matt Forté for the Week 17 game vs. the Vikings, placing both on injured reserve.

Smith: Knox done for the season

Posted Dec. 19, 2011 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
At his press conference Monday, head coach Lovie Smith announced that WR Johnny Knox would miss the rest of the season.

Seahawks-Bears prediction

Posted Dec. 18, 2011 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr makes his prediction for the outcome of Sunday's game between the Seahawks and Bears.

Spotlight on Bears GM Angelo unrelenting

Posted Dec. 18, 2011 @ 12:06 a.m. ET
Recent developments surrounding the Bears have done nothing to take any heat off GM Jerry Angelo, who is reportedly considering retirement.

Bears 60-second rant: Big changes could be afoot

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 9:50 p.m. ET
The story line for the Bears is already shifting with a playoff appearance looking highly unlikely.

Bears' plan for Forte unchanged despite injury

Posted Dec. 09, 2011 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
Matt Forté is recovering from an MCL sprain, but the franchise tag still appears to be in his future.


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.