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Matt Forte: Rule change 'absurd'

Updated: March 18, 2013, 5:07 PM ET
By Jeff Dickerson | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Bears running back Matt Forte called the NFL's proposed rule change that would penalize ball carriers who lower their heads to deliver a blow "absurd" in a series of messages he posted on his official Twitter account Sunday morning.

The new rule would penalize a runner 15-yards if he initiates contact with the crown of his helmet outside of the tackle box. Incidental contact with the crown of the helmet would not be a penalty.

"The proposed ...

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