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Bears Place Franchise Tag on RB Matt Forte

In a move that does not come as a shock, the Bears Friday evening disclosed that they have placed the franchise tag on running back Matt Forte. Placing the tag on Forte means that he will earn approximately $7.7 million this season unless the Pro Bowl running back receives a long-term deal before the July 15th deadline. The Bears attempted to sign Forte to a long-term extension before last season began. Whe ...

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