Matt Forte: Holdout possible
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte said Friday he might hold out of training camp but is optimistic about his ongoing talks with the team.
“Me and my agent are talking to the Bears,” Forte said. “So talks continue to go on. I’m really optimistic about that part — we continue to talk.”
The Bears applied the franchise tag on Forte and have until July 16 to sign him to a long-term deal. If Forte and the Bears don’t reach a long-term agreement by then, Forte must play under the franchise tag, which will pay approximately $7.7 million.
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