Bears, Forte agree on extension
The Chicago Bears and running back Matt Forte have agreed to terms on a long-term contract, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The Bears had placed their franchise tag on Forte in March and the sides had until 4 p.m. ET Monday to strike a deal. Without a long-term deal, the Pro Bowl running back would have had to play the 2012 season under the $7.749 million tender or sit out the season.
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