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Matt Forte being 'mentally strong'

Updated: August 16, 2011, 3:43 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte refuses to let contract negotiations affect how he carries out business on the field.

Forte made that clear Tuesday, adding that he's "satisfied that there's progress" in the negotiations between his representatives and the team on a new contract.

"They've been negotiating since the first time we talked about that. They're still negotiating," Forte said. "It's not really difficult for me (to block out the business side ...

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