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Matt Forte 'going to play' for Bears


INDIANAPOLIS -- Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith has quashed any doubt about whether the Bears will place the franchise tag on tailback Matt Forte if they can't work out a long-term deal with him first. Speaking at the NFL combine Thursday morning, Smith said: "Matt is going to play his football for the Chicago Bears, you can start with that." Obviously, the only way to ensure that is by using the franchise tag. The video offers some other comments Smith made to reporters.