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.
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$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.
"I just want to take it on a case by case basis. It's a slow process," Pace said. "I know you guys are going to ask questions from a million different angles but again it's just my job and John's [Fox] job and our staff's job to just be thorough and slow with this process. I know there is a time frame but I don't want to rush any decisions."
Forte, 29, is entering the final year of the four-year contract extension he signed in 2012. He is due to collect a $6.650 million base salary, along with a $1.050 million roster bonus, and $100,000 workout bonus. Jeffery, 25, is also entering the final year of a four-year, $4.54 million contract. He is due to make $960,157, and a $50,000 workout bonus in 2015.
Forte took 17 carries for 51 yards. He also caught eight of 12 targets for 23 yards in a 13-9 defeat. He cracked the 1,000-yard mark for the third straight season. He became the second player in league history with at least 250 rushes and 100 receptions in a season. His 2014 campaign ends with 266 carries, 1,038 yards and six touchdowns on the ground. He also turned 130 targets into 102 catches for 808 yards and four touchdowns.
Forte caught six passes for 40 yards, including an 11-yard touchdown from Jimmy Clausen late in the first quarter. He had seven carries early, giving him two more than he had in the entire first meeting this year against the Lions. But he finished with a mere 55 yards on 19 carries.
He needs just 13 yards rushing next Sunday at Minnesota to reach 1,000 for the third straight season.
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