Bears: Injury won't affect Matt Forte deal

Updated: December 11, 2011, 8:58 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

DENVER -- Chicago Bears general manager Jerry Angelo stressed on Sunday that Matt Forte's sprained MCL won't affect contract negotiations between the sides as they look to consummate a long-term extension for the running back.

Angelo said such a possibility had already been explored between the sides.

"His agent [Adisa Bakari] asked us that," Angelo said. "He posed that question to us months ago, and we told him, 'No.' [An injury] would not change our thinking in negotiations."

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