• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bears RB Matt Forte rushes 20 times for 74 yards in loss

    Bears running back Matt Forte (knee) had 20 carries for 74 yards in Sunday's 26-0 loss at Seattle. Surprisingly, he did not catch a single pass on three targets. Jimmy Clausen started for an injured Jay Cutler (hamstring), and the Bears struggled to generate much offense without starting WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring). As usual, Forte has been solid this season, totaling 345 yards from scrimmage, but he's playing with a lot of negative circumstances right now. He should find more room next week, however, at home against the Raiders.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bears RB Matt Forte set to start Sunday against Seattle

    Bears featured back Matt Forte (knee) is listed as active Sunday at Seattle, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports. Forte will be the focus of the Bears' offense with Jay Cutler and Alshon Jeffery out with respective hamstring injuries. The going might be tough against a Seahawks defense that has allowed no touchdowns but 240 total yards to opposing running backs this season.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bears RB Matt Forte listed as probable for Week 3 vs. Seahawks

    Bears running back Matt Forte (knee) is probable for Sunday's game in Seattle. Despite being limited throughout the week of practice, Forte should still get plenty of touches in Sunday's game, with both Jay Cutler (hamstring) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) sidelined. Of course, Forte may have a hard time turning those touches into production, as the Bears don't figure to put up many points or yards.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bears RB Matt Forte limited at Wednesday's practice

    Bears running back Matt Forte (knee) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. He has dealt with knee issues in the past, namely a sprained MCL in his right knee that cut short his 2011 campaign, but the extent of the current injury is unknown. While his ability to take part in some drills Wednesday seems to indicate that it's minor in nature, owners should keep a watchful eye on his status as the week continues.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bears RB Matt Forte sees drop in production in Week 2

    Bears featured back Matt Forte rushed 15 times for 61 yards and caught four passes on five targets for 55 receiving yards Sunday against the Cardinals. Coming off an excellent Week 1, Forte wasn't nearly as effective, especially when the Arizona defense could focus on him more after starting quarterback Jay Cutler was knocked out of the game in the second quarter because of a hamstring injury. If Cutler is unable to play in Week 3 against rugged Seattle, Forte could be a more focal point of the offense, though the Seahawks are also more likely to key on stopping him.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Bears RB Matt Forte rushes for 141 yards in losing effort

    Although the Bears lost 31-23 in Sunday's season opener against the Packers, it wasn't because running back Matt Forte didn't give his best effort. Forte rushed for a game-high 141 yards on 24 carries. Forte gave the Bears a 10-7 lead in the second quarter when he scored from 1-yard out. It was his 42nd career rushing touchdown. He added five catches for 25 yards and was targeted eight times. Sunday was the 24th time in Forte's career he broke 100 rushing yards. The Bears are back in action Week 2 against the Cardinals.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Bears RB Matt Forte has no desire to hold out over contract

    Despite being in the last year of his contract and wanting to sign an extension before the season starts, Bears running back Matt Forte said Wednesday he has no plans to hold out, reports ESPNChicago.com. Forte attended the team's OTA practice Wednesday, but he would prefer to sign a contract extension. "Nobody likes playing on a one-year deal, " he said.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Bears running back Matt Forte may see restricted workload in 2015

    Bears running back Matt Forte has been a workhorse for Chicago for years. But with new coach John Fox taking over the reins, Forte could see some restrictions in an attempt to keep him fresh throughout the season, according to ESPN.com. Offensive coordinator Adam Gase typically utilizes multiple running backs in his offense. "Well this is an unusual situation just because Matt has been in such great shape and has been so dynamic as far as staying on the field," Gase said at rookie minicamp. "We've just got to see how it plays out. In Denver, C.J. would hate me for saying this, but he got tired and was a little chubby sometimes. I mean, he got worn down quick and then we had to rotate backs in last year. Matt's an unusual situation in that position because he's able to play every play, or has." Fox also likes to keep the approach of keeping players fresh. "It's a positive that he's had a number of carries and the production he's had, both catching the ball and running the ball," Fox said. "We've always been believers in kind of a one-two punch and rolling guys through there whether it's the defensive line; a wave of those guys to stay fresh. I've always had the approach the same thing with running backs. But as I tell guys they pick the team -- how they perform -- and it will be no different at running back, who that guy is and how dependable he is and if he earns that number of reps to get in. We're early in the process and hopefully somebody kind of sets themselves out." Forte had 266 carries for 1,038 yards and six touchdowns with 102 receptions for 808 yards and four touchdowns in 2014.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Bears' Matt Forte not getting a contract extension, won't hold out

    Bears RB Matt Forte was hoping to get a new contract from the team, but that's not in the cards. Appearing on Chicago's 670 the Score, Forte said he spoke to GM Ryan Pace about his contract and was told that he's not getting an extension right now. Forte is taking the bad news in stride. He told Pace, "I'm not angry or holding any grudges or anything," and said he has no plans to hold out. Forte said he wouldn't be angry over his contract this season and would "gladly" play under his current deal, even if its not his first choice.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Report: Bears RB Matt Forte skips voluntary workout, wants new deal

    Though the Bears' have started voluntary workouts, one notable offensive star decided not to show. Bears running back Matt Forte did not participate in the team's first workout on Monday, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. The Bears met Monday for a team meeting and a strength and conditioning session. Forte has reportedly told the Bears he would like a new deal. $100,000 of Forte's $8.2 million owed in 2014 is part of a workout bonus. Forte could lose that $100,000 if he doesn't attend 85 percent of the voluntary workouts, according to the Tribune story. Forte is entering the final year of his contract. Forte confirmed he missed Monday's workout on his personal Twitter account. "Relax everybody... It's called voluntary W/O for a reason," Forte wrote. "I've always been there especially when it counts!" Forte has been with the Bears his entire seven-year career. In 2014, he ran for 1,038 yards and six touchdowns and accounted for 808 receiving yards and four additional touchdowns.