Bears RB Matt Forte is a Louisiana native, a Tulane graduate. He grew up in nearby Slidell, La., and still has his entire family down there. So, of course, he is paying close attention to oncoming Hurricane Isaac and the damage it could cause to New Orleans. After practice today, I picked his brain on how he’s preparing for the season, and you’ll see some of that on NFL.com next week. Yeah, he’s a little competitive. At the end, though, we talked about the storm. Forte is confident his family will be safe. “I mean, we’ve been living there almost 30 years, so there’s been a lot of hurricanes over those years,” Forte told me. “It’s not like something new […]
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Live from Tahoe: Bears K Robbie Gould says of RB Matt Forte’s deal, “Guys like that should be rewarded”
Earlier today, before he teed off, Bears kicker Robbie Gould talked about his team’s offseason. That included picking up new weapons like Brandon Marshall and the fact that RB Matt Forte signed an extension. Speaking while wearing crazy blue pants (left), Gould was pumped. “That’s great,” Gould said of Forte’s deal. “It’s about time.“ Yup. I think many would agree. But Gould (a really good golfer) said he wasn’t worried that a contract for Forte would get done. “I don’t think anyone was nervous,” Gould said. “A guy like Matt who has played very well, who has always been in shape, done the right things, guys like that should be rewarded. Not saying other guys who play well shouldn’t be rewarded […]
Bears running back Matt Forte plans on ending his holdout, but it still could be a while until we see him on the field.
It’s time for a look at the top fantasy storylines of the day.
Happy Tuesday, everybody. I have to say, staying up late to watch John Cena get “potato’d” was worth. Oh, and the season finale of “Justified” is tonight. It’s going to be a great day. But how about some fantasy news?
Where could fast-rising WR Michael Floyd end up, and what would his fantasy value be as a rookie?
Michael Bush isn’t going to do anything but hurt the value of Matt Forte. But does his departure mean a fantasy sleeper will emerge in Oakland?
Posted: Friday, March 2nd, 2012 | Jason La Canfora Tags: franchise tag, Brent Grimes, Calais Campbell, Cortland Finnegan, Dashon Goldson, Drew Brees, Dwayne Bowe, Josh Scobee, Marshawn Lynch, Matt Forte, Matt Prater, Stevie Johnson, Vincent Jackson, Wes Welker
Barring new contracts before Monday’s deadline, a slew of high profile players will receive the franchise tag from their respective teams.
Bears coach Lovie Smith has a new boss to impress in general manager Phil Emery, but excuse Smith if he isn’t exactly feeling the heat to win or else.
Posted: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Andy Reid, Brandon Marshall, Chad Henne, Chicago Bears, DeSean Jackson, Matt Flynn, Matt Forte, Matt Moore, Miami Dolphins, Mike Tice, Philadelphia Eagles
It looks like Matt Forte won’t be leaving Chicago, although it might not be all it’s cracked up to be.
Matt Forte sounds like a man who believes he’ll be playing in Chicago next season, albeit with a lot of changes.
Posted: Thursday, January 26th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Chicago Bears, Jay Cutler, Matt Forte, Miami Dolphins, Mike Sherman, Mike Tice, New England Patriots, Reggie Bush, Rob Gronkowski
The first big storyline of Super Bowl XLVI appears to be the status of Rob Gronkowski’s ankle, which kept him from practicing Thursday. The Patriots still insist he’ll be ready to go for next week’s game.
Matt Forte will be one of the top running backs taken in 2012 fantasy drafts. That’s why the looming threat of a contract holdout is so troubling.
Posted: Friday, January 6th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Aaron Hernandez, Chicago Bears, Jamaal Charles, Jay Cutler, Josh McDaniels, Kansas City Chiefs, marion barber, Matt Forte, Mike Tice, New England Patriots, Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady
Jamaal Charles says his rehab is going well and tells fantasy owners that he’ll be back stronger and faster next season.
Posted: Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 | jasonfsmith1 Tags: Aaron Rodgers, Arian Foster, Adrian Peterson, Ahmad Bradshaw, Cam Newton, Chris Johnson, Darren McFadden, DeMarco Murray, Drew Brees, Eli Manning, Fred Jackson, Jamaal Charles, Mark Sanchez, Matt Forte, Matthew Stafford, Michael Turner, Peyton Hillis, Philip Rivers, Ray Rice
With the 2011 fantasy football season in the rear view mirror, Jason Smith looks at who could be the top fantasy pick in 2012. The answer isn’t as simple as you’d think.