Matt Forte 22 | Running Back

Chicago Bears

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Thu. Aug 14, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Although he lost two yards on four carries in Thursday's preseason game against the Jaguars, Forte gained 22 yards on three receptions. Impact: Forte is oddly sitting at negative-seven yards through seven carries this preseason, but he should start going in the right direction soon enough. The Bears' offensive line has thus far looked good in pass protection, which was the relative weakness last season. Journeyman Shaun Draughn was the only other running back to get a touch in the first half of Thursday's game, and Chicago's lack of a highly-regarded backup could mean more goal-line carries for Forte.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 8, 2014
News: Forte lost five yards on three carries in Friday's preseason opener against the Eagles. Impact: More importantly, Forte didn't get hurt. The Bears return all 11 offensive starters, and while everyone remembers Jay Cutler's groin/ankle issues, the team was remarkably healthy on that side of the ball last season, as all the other starters avoided injuries. That kind of injury luck is unlikely to last another year, but on the flip side, there's likely something to gain from continuity. Even if we accept the likelihood that the Bears will deal with more injuries this season, the offense still figures to be one of the best in the league. Forte gets to work behind a line that does a good job in the running game, while opposing safeties are wary of cheating up toward the box with Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall casting intimidating shadows over the field. Forte's talent and team context are both still excellent, and he may see added goal-line carries now that Michael Bush is no longer a Bear.(RotoWire, )
Matt Forte
2013 Season
CAR
289
YDS
1339
AVG
4.6
TDS
9
Bio
Ht: 6' 2"  Wt: 218  Age: 28
Born: 12/10/1985, Lake Charles, Louisiana
College: Tulane
NFL Experience: 7th season
Drafted: 2008 - Rd 2
(44th overall by the Bears)
Salary: $5,950,000
Injury Status
No reported Injury