Matt Forte: If Chicago Bears Slap Him with Franchise Tag, He Should Slap Back

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Matt Forte: If Chicago Bears Slap Him with Franchise Tag, He Should Slap Back
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Matt Forte needs to Bear down.  If the Chicago Bears decide to slap the franchise tag on their franchise running back after this season, I personally feel it will be in Forte's best interest to hold out for a luxurious and secure long-term extension.

While I'm not exactly thrilled with the prospect of any big-time athlete holding out on his team, I think Forte's situation is so unique that anything other than a nice contract extension would be a slap in the face for Chicago's star running back.

After reading why, I think you'll agree.

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