Forte not present at voluntary workout-- Mon Apr 13 7:00 pm --
"I've always been there especially when it counts!”
Amid the buzz associated with the new regime at Halas Hall, Bears running back Matt Forte was conspicuously absent Monday for the beginning of the voluntary offseason program. Sources said Forte let it be known he would not be in attendance. The 29-year-old is entering the final year of his contract and has expressed a desire for an extension.(Chicago Tribune)
FF Today's Take:For what it's worth, Forte tweeted: “Relax everybody.” “It's called voluntary W/O for a reason. I've always been there especially when it counts!” He's scheduled to make $8.2 million this season and it's likely the Bears aren't excited about giving a 29-year-old running back a lengthy contract extension. Expect Forte to be present for the Bears' mandatory minicamp in mid-June.
Bears add Jacquizz Rodgers to backfield-- Tue Mar 31 4:30 pm --
Jacquizz Rodgers has found a new gig.
The 25-year-old running back has signed a deal with the Chicago Bears, the team announced on Tuesday. Rodgers played his first four seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, who selected him in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft.
FF Today's Take:Matt Forte and Ka'Deem Carey lead the running back depth chart in Chicago. Rodgers is an asset out of the backfield as a receiver and is a better than average pass blocker given his smallish size (5-6, 196 lbs). His fantasy value is minimal unless Forte or Carey suffer an injury.
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