Sources: Bears offer Matt Forte deal

Updated: September 1, 2011, 1:44 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

Contract negotiations between the Chicago Bears and running back Matt Forte have heated up to the point where the team has extended a contract offer worth $13-14 million guaranteed, a Bears source said Thursday to ESPNChicago.com.

Sources had said Wednesday that the offer approached the neighborhood of $15 million. The potential total value and length of the deal weren't disclosed.

Given recent statements by general manager Jerry Angelo and with the clock ticking on regular-season ...

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