Matt Forte RUMORS & NEWS

  • Matt Forte says he'll be back from knee injury to play on Thanksgiving

    ESPN "Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte said he expects to play Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers after sitting out three games with a sprained medial collateral ligament. "I probably could have played last Sunday, but I might not have been able to play coming up this week if something..." November 24

  • Matt Forte 'on track to play' Thanksgiving Day vs. Packers

    Sporting News "Out since Nov. 1, Bears running back Matt Forte is on track to play Thanksgiving Day against the Packers, barring an unforeseen setback, according to ESPN. Forte sprained the MCL in his right knee in the team's Week 8 matchup against the Vikings but went through an extensive pregame warmup..." November 23

  • Bears' Alshon Jeffery, Matt Forte questionable against Broncos

    ESPN "Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is questionable for Chicago's Week 11 matchup versus the Denver Broncos after groin and shoulder injuries kept Jeffery off the practice field for a second consecutive day. Bears running back Matt Forte (knee) and linebacker Pernell McPhee (knee) are..." November 21

  • Matt Forte doesn't practice on turf, but still might play Sunday

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (MCL sprain) said he didn't practice on Thursday because the club moved the workout inside to the Walter Payton Center because of dangerous wind conditions. Forte's lack of participation was initially surprising because the veteran tailback was listed as..." November 19

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bears WR Alshon Jeffery expected to play today despite groin injury; RB Matt Forte not expected to play due to knee injury, per sources.

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    Rich Campbell @Rich_Campbell

    Bears RB Matt Forte (right knee) will be listed as "limited" in Wednesday's practice.

  • Forte ruled out vs. Chargers

    The Score "Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte and wide receiver Eddie Royal have been ruled out for Monday night's matchup with the San Diego Chargers, head coach John Fox confirmed Saturday. " November 07

  • Report: Bears' RB Matt Forte could miss at least two weeks

    CSN Chicago "John Fox said Monday he doesn't believe the right knee injury Matt Forte suffered against the Vikings will require surgery, but that doesn't mean Forte won't miss time. ESPN's Chris Mortensen said Monday afternoon on NFL Insiders that Forte won't be ready to play "this week or the week..." November 03

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    Adam Jahns @adamjahns

    No surgeries expected for #Bears RB Matt Forte or WR Eddie Royal, coach John Fox said.

  • Report: Bears don't believe Matt Forte suffered an ACL injury

    Chicago Sun-Times "When Matt Forte left Sunday’s loss to the Vikings with an apparent injury, the Bears entire season looked like it took an ugly turn. While Forte may not be able to lead the Bears to the playoffs, their offense without him is a scary thought. Following the game, the Bears kept quiet about..." November 02

  • Matt Forte, Brian Cushing among big names available before trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The NFL trade deadline usually passes with a whimper, and this year might be no different, but several clubs are exploring fairly significant moves with Tuesday's cut-off to make trades approaching, and there is at least a modicum of feeling throughout the league that things may pick up this..." November 01

  • Bears' Cutler on Matt Forte: 'I wouldn't trade him for anybody else'

    CBS Sports "Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has been playing at a high level for quite some time now. Forte entered the NFL as a second-round draft pick out of Tulane back in 2008, and since then, he has more yards from scrimmage than any other player in the NFL by a margin of more than 700..." October 31

  • Adrian Peterson calls Matt Forte the 'Stephen Curry' of football

    ESPN "Adrian Peterson said on Wednesday that he considers Bears tailback Matt Forte to be the “Stephen Curry” of football. “Matt Forte. What would I call him? I would call him Stephen Curry. Mr. Dependable. That’s what I would call him,” Peterson told Chicago reporters. Peterson’s comments on..." October 28

  • Trade Names to Watch: Matt Forte, Vernon Davis, Roddy White "With the NFL trade deadline just 10 days away -- Nov. 3 -- rumors will begin to swirl with more gusto over the next week. Speaking on NFL Network's GameDay First on Sunday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport provided us three names to watch, but noted that all three could be difficult to trade..." October 25

  • Bye week comes at bad time for Matt Forte, Bears

    ESPN Chicago "Most NFL players treasure the bye week. Not Matt Forte. The Chicago Bears veteran tailback made it clear that he wanted no part of the off week after the club dropped a 37-34 overtime decision to Detroit. “It’s frustrating. I’m pissed off about it,” Forte said. “I don’t want to go to the..." October 20

  • Matt Forte wants to be on a playoff team—with Bears

    Chicago Sun-Times "When the Bears traded away Jared Allen and Jon Bostic, rumors began circulating about other players likely to be moved. The one name that keeps popping up is Matt Forte. The Bears second all-time leading rusher behind Walter Payton has a lot of miles but seems to get better with age...." October 06

  • Matt Forte to Broncos?

    Show Time Sports "It's no shock that the Bears are trying to rebuild after a 0-3 start, but the team they are talking to about one of there players may come as a shock to some. The Denver Broncos have a interest in acquiring the Bears star running back Matt Forte. It's not a surprise considering how bad C.J..." October 03

  • Report: Matt Forte on the trading block in Chicago

    Sportsnaut "Could the Chicago Bears really be considering a trade that involves running back Matt Forte? According to NFL analyst Benjamin Allbright, two sources in Chicago say that the team has running back Matt Forte on the trading block. For what its worth two contacts in Chicago have said Matt Forte..." September 30

  • Matt Forte isn’t interested in a rebuilding year under John Fox

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears launch the John Fox era with a visit from the Packers, whose coach has said that he intends to “kick Chicago’s ass.” Chicago running back Matt Forte shrugged at the remarks earlier this week during a visit to PFT Live, but he didn’t shrug at the notion that the Bears are in rebuilding..." September 13

  • Matt Forte says you've got Jay Cutler all wrong, sees change in Bears QB

    Sporting News "Bears running back Matt Forte has had no problems calling out Jay Cutler's former teammates (see Brandon Marshall) for their verbal shots at the Bears quarterback. So it's no surprise Forte doesn't mind clearing up any misconceptions anyone outside the organization has about Cutler. "The..." September 11

  • Matt Forte: Brandon Marshall didn't hold himself accountable with Bears

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte responded to Brandon Marshall's comments about Jay Cutler by saying Marshall sometimes failed to hold himself accountable while a member of the Bears. "I don't think that was the case where everyone was held accountable [last year]. I don't see how he can..." August 14

  • Bears' Matt Forte calls NFL a 'hypocritical league'

    Sporting News "Matt Forte wants a long-term contract with the Bears. Much like Dez Bryant, Forte realizes how he'll be perceived by stating that publicly. While Forte is hoping for a new contract, he's not holding out and says he'll be at training camp when it opens July 29. He's been showing up at the Bears'..." June 20

  • Bears: Matt Forte planning on biz-as-usual – at least for this camp

    CSN Chicago "While speculation and curiosity grow around Matt Forte’s 2015 plans, the Bears running back is going ahead with plans for his annual football camp next month in Addison. The two-day Citi Matt Forte Football ProCamp, Forte’s third, will be held from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on June 13-14 at Addison..." May 20

  • What's Matt Forte worth on the trade market?

    Windy City Gridiron "Ryan Pace hasn't really messed around much since he arrived in Chicago. He never committed to Jay Cutler more than he had to, he shipped off the most talented receiver in franchise history for a paltry draft pick, and he was rumored to be in the mix for blockbuster-type draft day deals. His..." May 11

  • Matt Forte responds to reports he's skipping voluntary workouts

    Windy City Gridiron "Earlier today Chicago Bears' running back Matt Forte made news by skipping the award ceremony for the Brian Piccolo Award, which also signaled his intent to skip the voluntary veteran minicamp that started today. Forte also skipped Phase 1 of the voluntary workouts and it was reported that him..." April 28

  • Bears Forte's tweets hint at concern about his future

    ESPN Chicago "To read too far into Matt Forte's tweets from over the weekend would be a tad irresponsible, but there's no denying the running back, based on his posts from over the weekend, is at least a little concerned about his standing with the Chicago Bears. Forte posted a story about potential trade..." February 24

  • Matt Forte, Jay Cutler lament Bears' continued run-pass imbalance

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears’ eight rushing attempts in Thursday’s loss to the Lions were the lowest single-game total in franchise history. Quarterback Jay Cutler dropped back to pass 51 times, handed off seven times and kneeled down once. That’s not close to the play distribution balance general manager Phil..." December 02

  • Bears' offense taking Matt Forte places he’s never been

    CSN Chicago "When Marc Trestman was hired as the Bears' coach, the most significant individual impact was expected to register on Jay Cutler. The improved play at the Bears quarterback position was evident in the play of both Cutler and Josh McCown. But arguably the single biggest impact of Trestman has..." October 15

  • Matt Forte eager to jump-start the running game

    Chicago Sun-Times "Catching a pass only goes so far in the versatile world of Matt Forte. As effective a receiver as he is, he still is a running back, and the Bears’ ground game is stuck in ­neutral. “I still want to run the ball way more effectively than we have been,” Forte said Thursday when asked if his role..." September 26

  • Forte hopes Melton, Tillman return but confident in Emery

    Chicago Tribune "Running back Matt Forte hopes former Pro Bowlers Henry Melton and Charles Tillman return to the Chicago Bears’ defense during free agency, but he also has confidence in general manager’s Phil Emery’s plan to rebuild a defense that allowed more yards last season than any in team history. “We..." March 14

  • Bears' Matt Forte expects workhorse role to continue "The trio of Jay Cutler, Josh McCown and Alshon Jeffery seemed to garner much on the spotlight on the Chicago Bears' offense this season. While a quarterback controversy raged and Jeffery put on a weekly show, running back Matt Forte chugged along as the real heart of the Bears' attack. The..." January 29

  • Forte misses practice, expected to play against Vikings

    Chicago Tribune "Bears running back Matt Forte was held out of Wednesday’s practice at Lake Forest, still regrouping after hyperextending his right knee late in Sunday’s loss to the Rams. Head coach Marc Trestman believes Forte will be healthy enough to play this weekend against the Vikings. But if Forte..." November 28

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    Rich Campbell @Rich_Campbell

    Bears RB Matt Forte (right knee) participated in the portion of Thursday's practice that was open to media:

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    Rich Campbell @Rich_Campbell

    Bears HC Marc Trestman: RB Matt Forte (knee) did not practice. "I'm still optimistic...he'll start working tomorrow."

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    Jeff Dickerson @ESPNChiBears

    Matt Forte slightly hyperextended knee. Will see where he is at Wednesday.

  • Matt Forte says Bears’ offense involves RB heavily in passing game

    Chicago Sun-Times "Bears training camp starts next week, and it’s clear the world running back Matt Forte knew during his first five seasons with the team is about to undergo a drastic change. “In this offense,” Forte said Wednesday, “the running back runs a lot of routes and is able to catch the ball a..." July 18

  • Forte embraces all concepts of new offense

    Chicago Tribune "Matt Forte still looks big, smooth and fast. But in organized team activities, he looks a different kind of big, smooth and fast. That's because he is being used in more ways than he has been the last couple of seasons. It's part of the Bears' new vision to make Forte more valuable to the..." May 15

  • Forte upset over proposed NFL rule change

    CSN Chicago "The NFL came out with a few proposed rule changes last week, and Matt Forte is not happy. The Bears running back either first heard about the possible NFL guidelines on Sunday or just couldn't hold his tongue anymore, as he tweeted some strong words in opposition of one particular rule. In..." March 18

  • Forte: NFL's proposed rule change 'absurd'

    ESPN "Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte called the NFL's proposed rule change that would penalize ball carriers who lower their heads to deliver a blow "absurb" in a series of messages he posted on his official Twitter account Sunday morning. The new rule would penalize a runner 15-yards if he..." March 17

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