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Matt Forte | Running Back | #22

Team: New York Jets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
College: Tulane
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (44) / CHI
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Matt Forte (knee, foot) was limited in Wednesday's practice.
Forte has dealt with minor injuries all year. The Jets are managing his reps. Game-flow dependent, Forte is an RB2 for Sunday's matchup with the 49ers. Dec 7 - 5:36 PM

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Matt Forte rushed nine times for 25 yards and caught 3-of-4 targets for 54 yards in the Jets' 41-10, Week 13 loss to the Colts.

The blowout obviously played a huge factor in Forte not getting much work. The Jets fell in a quick 14-0 hole and were down 31-3 before their first possession of the second half. Forte's lone big play was a 40-yard catch-and-run on a screen pass where he broke two tackles. He was quiet other than that. Forte should bounce back in a dream Week 14 spot at the hapless 49ers.
Dec 5 - 11:36 PM

Matt Forte totaled 27 yards on 13 carries and snagged three-of-four targets for 23 yards Sunday in the Jets' Week 12 loss to the Patriots.

Forte had a horrible day, particularly in the first half when he averaged only 1.75 yards per carry. His longest run of the day went for six yards. Prior to Sunday, Forte had rushed for at least 80 yards in four straight games. He’ll have a chance to bounce back next week against the Colts. Forte will be a borderline RB1 in that matchup.
Nov 27 - 9:26 PM

Matt Forte rushed 20 times for 98 yards and caught 2-of-3 targets for 11 yards in the Jets' Week 10 loss to the Jets.

Forte was easily the Jets' most effective skill-position player in a game where Bryce Petty struggled mightily to move the offense. Although there was a bump in the road earlier in the season, Forte has logged RB1-level usage for most of the year. He'll go on a Week 11 bye to rest his 30-year-old legs. The Jets will face the Patriots after the open date.
Nov 13 - 4:30 PM

Matt Forte (knee) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

He was limited on Wednesday. There's a good chance Forte won't even be listed on the final injury report. Forte has scored five touchdowns over his last three games including one in last week's loss to Miami. He should be treated as a weekly RB1 until further notice.
Nov 10 - 4:52 PM

Matt Forte (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Forte is almost always limited on Wednesday. He's in no danger of missing Sunday's game against the Rams. After a brief dry spell last month, Forte has returned to weekly RB1 status.
Source: SNY
Nov 9 - 6:56 PM

Matt Forte rushed 12 times for 92 yards and one touchdown in the Jets' Week 9 loss to the Dolphins.

In hindsight, Forte should have gotten more work. He was the only legitimate source of offense for the Jets, with Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing another pair of interceptions. One was in the end zone. Forte added just one catch for five yards. His touchdown run came from 31 yards out through a gaping hole between the left tackle and left guard. The sea parted, and Forte ran into the end zone untouched for the most part. Forte has climbed back to RB1 status after a solid three weeks. He'll get the Rams at home in Week 10.
Nov 6 - 4:47 PM

Matt Forte (knee) was a full participant at Thursday's practice.

He was limited on Wednesday. Forte follows this pattern most weeks. We're guessing he'll be left off on the final injury report on Friday. Forte is a locked-in RB1 against the Dolphins this week.
Nov 3 - 3:20 PM

Matt Forte (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

The Jets are just managing his reps. Coming off back-to-back two-touchdown games, Forte will be a no-brainer RB1 against Miami in Week 9.
Nov 2 - 5:45 PM

Matt Forte rushed 25 times for 82 yards and two touchdowns Week 8 against the Browns.

He added 16 yards on two catches. Forte was the only thing working on the offense in the first half, rushing for 43 yards on ten carries, and he benefited from an improved performance from Ryan Fitzpatrick after the break. Forte was responsible for two of three second-half touchdowns including a four-yard run on fourth-and-one. He also set up his second score with a nice gain on a dump off. Bilal Powell had a couple big runs, but Forte was clearly the lead back for the second game in a row. He will be a solid RB1 next week against the Dolphins.
Oct 30 - 4:31 PM

Matt Forte (knee) practiced fully on Friday.

Forte missed Thursday's practice but that was only because the team didn't want him practicing on the indoor turf. He's been taken off the injury report and should be a solid RB1 Sunday against Cleveland.
Oct 28 - 3:24 PM

Matt Forte (knee) didn't practice on Thursday.

There's no need to be alarmed. Coach Todd Bowles said Forte only sat out because the team was practicing inside on turf. He should be back out there Friday, assuming the weather in Northern New Jersey cooperates. Forte will be a borderline RB1 this week in an appealing matchup with Cleveland.
Oct 27 - 1:49 PM

Matt Forte (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Forte was limited on Wednesday last week as well. He was a full participant the rest of the week. Forte went through a bit of a lull earlier this month but returned to form with a dominant showing against Baltimore in Week 7 (154 yards and two touchdowns on 34 touches). He'll be a borderline RB1 this week in a picture-perfect matchup against the winless Browns.
Oct 26 - 6:05 PM

Matt Forte rushed 30 times for 101 yards and a touchdown and caught 4-of-4 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' Week 7 win over the Ravens.

Forte was widely written off during a month-long slump, but he resumed workhorse usage with Bilal Powell (4 touches) taking a clear backseat. Although Forte's yards-per-carry average was diminished by a number of short-yardage failures near the goal line, he gashed the normally run-tough Ravens defense between the twenties and looked spry, even with C Nick Mangold (ankle) hurting. Forte will be a borderline RB1 play when the Jets visit Cleveland next.
Oct 23 - 4:01 PM

Matt Forte (knee) returned to a full practice on Thursday.

It puts him on track to play Sunday against Baltimore, not that there was ever much doubt. Coming off a season-low nine carries in Week 6, Forte has slipped to the back end of the RB2 spectrum.
Oct 20 - 6:46 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Fitzpatrick
2Bryce Petty
3Christian Hackenberg
4Geno Smith
RB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3Brandon Wilds
GLB1Matt Forte
2Bilal Powell
3RB1Bilal Powell
2Matt Forte
WR11Brandon Marshall
2Robby Anderson
3Charone Peake
WR21Quincy Enunwa
2Jalin Marshall
3Devin Smith
WR31Robby Anderson
TE1Austin Seferian-Jenkins
2Brandon Bostick
3Eric Tomlinson
LT1Brandon Shell
LG1James Carpenter
C1Nick Mangold
2Wesley Johnson
RG1Brian Winters
2Dakota Dozier
RT1Brent Qvale
2Ben Ijalana
3Breno Giacomini
K1Nick Folk