Matt Forte Announces He Won’t Return to Bears Next Season

February 12, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Longtime Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte announced Friday that the team won't attempt to re-sign him before he hits free agency this offseason.
Forte posted a message on Instagram that confirmed his time in Chicago is coming to an end, explaining it wasn't his choice:
Despite my wishes, my days as a member of the Chicago Bears have sadly come to an end. I was informed earlier this week from the GM that they will not be attempting to re-sign me in free agency. I will remain forever grateful for my time spent in Chicago and being able to play for an organization with such a rich history. My only regret is not being able to win a Lombardi trophy for the best fans in all of sports. I'm excited about the next chapter of my NFL career. But, Chicago will always be home. God Bless and Bear Down!  
Zach Zaidman of the Chicago Bears Radio Network provided a statement from Bears general manager Ryan Pace about the decision:
The Bears selected Forte in the secon...

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