Chicago Bears: 5 Reasons Bears Need a Deal with Matt Forte

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Chicago Bears: 5 Reasons Bears Need a Deal with Matt Forte
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The Chicago Bears need to make signing running back Matt Forte long term a top priority.

On Sunday, the Bears announced to ESPN's Adam Schefter they will use the franchise tag on Forte if the two sides do not reach common ground.

A resolution might be difficult because general manager Jerry Angelo does not want to pay Forte "Chris Johnson" money. Angelo could use CJ2K's poor performance this year to back up his argument.

Forte told ESPN that he feels "undervalued" by the Bears if he is franchised and that might hurt the Bears' chances of keeping their star back.

Here are five reasons why Chicago needs to get a deal done now.

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