Bears prez discusses Matt Forte

Updated: August 11, 2011, 8:26 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

BOURBONNAIS -- Chicago Bears president Ted Phillips doesn't anticipate running back Matt Forte sitting out of Saturday's preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills.

In fact, Phillips expressed optimism about the sides coming to an agreement on a long-term deal "sooner rather than later."

"I don't think that's going to be an issue," said Phillips, when asked on the Waddle & Silvy show Thursday about the possibility of Forte missing Saturday's game. "I think you'll be seeing Matt Forte ...

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