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Bears' Matt Forte not getting a contract extension, won't hold out
by Shawn Krest |

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. 

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Report: Bears RB Matt Forte skips voluntary workout, wants new deal
by Jason Butt |

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. 

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Bears GM on Forte, Jeffery extensions: 'It's a slow process'
by Igor Mello |

Bears general manager Ryan Pace appeared noncommittal when asked to discuss potential contract extensions for players like Matt Forte and Alshon Jeffery during his combine press conference, according to ESPN. Pace, however, did admit that "it's a slow process."

"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.

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Bears RB Matt Forte sets multiple milestones in season finale
by Igor Mello |

Bears running back Matt Forte caught a 10-yard pass from Jay Cutler late in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to Minnesota. It was his 102nd reception of the season, surpassing Arizona's Larry Centers for the most catches by a running back in a season in NFL history.

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.

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Bears RB Forte does job as pass-catcher Sunday
by Marty Gitlin |

Bears featured back Matt Forte contributed more through the air than on the ground in a Week 16 loss to Detroit.

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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