Bears to Forte: It's complicated

GM Angelo starting to make routine extension talks for back unnecessarily complex

Updated: August 2, 2011, 12:59 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Right now, it's all semantics. And if you're Matt Forte, semantics don't pay the mortgage.

Forte says Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo called his potential contract extension a "priority." Angelo used the word "intent." Forte has to hope "protracted" won't work its way into the lexicon.

Forte's agent, Adisa Bakari, was on campus at the Bears' training camp Monday, which Forte took as a positive. And let's hope it is. Though it may still be a bit ...

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