Chicago Bears: What Is Stopping the Matt Forte Deal from Being Done?

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Chicago Bears: What Is Stopping the Matt Forte Deal from Being Done?
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By now, everybody who has even ever heard of football knows of the Matt Forte contract saga, but let's get caught up to speed.

Matt Forte wants a new long-term deal with the Chicago Bears, and yet the team is still dragging their feet in signing him. It's not like the Bears are afraid of making bold offseason moves, considering how many moves the Bears have made already this offseason.

One of those moves even included signing another veteran running back rather than signing Forte to a deal. Instead, the team placed the franchise tag on him, claiming that they wanted to see how his knees were holding up. Of course, that could be what is really going on.

But in this business, there are always multiple reasons for doing, or in this case not doing, something.

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