Running into problems

Bears could disrupt momentum of busy offseason by not signing Matt Forte

Updated: June 25, 2012, 12:24 PM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- As the last days of June melt into July and football talk in Chicago occupies a legitimate spot on the sports landscape rather than just acting as a time-killer to avoid Cubs talk, the Matt Forte issue will become much more of a Bears issue.

Whereas past debate hinged on whether Forte was worthy of a contract longer and more substantial than the one-year, $7.7 million the team's franchise tag will afford him, it will soon become bigger than Forte.

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