GM was confident of Matt Forte deal

Updated: July 25, 2012, 9:57 AM ET
By Jeff Dickerson and Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery described the recent signing of running back Matt Forte as a "win-win" for the player and team Tuesday, adding that the willingness of both sides to remain engaged in the negotiations resulted in "both parties finally (getting) to the point where we found common ground."

Forte avoided an expected holdout and reported to camp Tuesday at Olivet Nazarene University after recently signing a four-year contract worth $31.4 million with escalators, a ...

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