Matt Forte RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jets place Forte on IR

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets have placed veteran running back Matt Forte on injured reserve. Forte ran for 813 yards and seven touchdowns in 14 games in his first season with the Jets. He hasn’t played a full-time role since early December due to injury and was listed on last week’s injury report as having knee..." December 31

  • Jets list Forte as doubtful

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets are listing running back Matt Forte as doubtful for their game Saturday at New England. As he did last week, Bilal Powell will likely serve as the lead back for the Jets. Linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin (ankle) and defensive tackle Steve McLendon (hamstring) are out. " December 23

  • MRI shows Jets’ Matt Forte tore meniscus

    CBS Sports "An MRI performed recently revealed that New York Jets running back Matt Forte has a torn meniscus in his knee, according to ESPN’s Rich Cimini. Despite the diagnosis, Forte says he hopes to play on Saturday against Miami. He didn’t practice on Wednesday. What’s happening with the New York..." December 14

  • Matt Forte sees role diminished despite playing well

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Jets lost again on Sunday. This time to the lowly Dolphins, 27-23, at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami. Even after a Ryan Fitzpatrick touchdown to Jalin Marshall seemed to get the Jets back on track, on offsides penalty on the ensuing kickoff led to a re-kick, which resulted in a 96-yard,..." November 08

  • Todd Bowles attributes Matt Forte’s struggles to blocking not age

    Pro Football Talk "After generating 196 yards rushing and three touchdowns in the team’s first two games, Jets running back Matt Forte has seen his production drop significantly in four straight losses — from 65 yards to 27 to 53 to 19. He also has a career-low 3.5 yards per carry. Those numbers prompted..." October 22

  • Matt Forte says if Jets keep winning, he doesn't care if he has '1,000 touches'

    Newark Star-Ledger "When the Jets signed Matt Forte to a three-year, $12 million contract during free agency last March, many assumed the running back would be a difference maker on offense. After all, Forte gave the Jets their most complete back since LaDainian Tomlinson five years ago. Someone capable of not..." September 17

  • Why Matt Forte, ready for debut, can be difference-maker for Jets

    ESPN New York "It's the same quarterback, the same group of wide receivers, the same tight ends and the same offensive line -- well, almost the same line. Continuity is a good thing in the transient world of the NFL, so the New York Jets have that going for them as they prepare for the 2016 season. The..." August 25

  • Jets RB Matt Forte not worried about hamstring injury, says he’ll ‘definitely’ be ready for Week 1

    New York Daily News "Matt Forte is anxiously playing the waiting game. The Jets’ new running back still isn’t sure when exactly the nagging hamstring woe that has sidelined him for the majority of training camp will allow him to fully participate in all activities, but he quelled any concerns about him missing..." August 17

  • Matt Forte to split carries with Bilal Powell

    Sportsnaut "The New York Jets don’t want to burn out veteran running back Matt Forte, who is reportedly going to split carries this year with Bilal Powell. Speaking with ESPN’s Mike Clay, Jets reporter Darryl Slater dropped this knowledge: For the Jets, this is just smart planning and a good use of..." August 02