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Matt Forte | Running Back | #22

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/10/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 218
College: Tulane
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (44) / CHI
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Forte announced his retirement from the NFL after 10 seasons.
Forte turned 32 in December. He battled chronic knee problems the past two seasons with the Jets, missing six games while playing at less than 100 percent in several others. Forte exploded onto the scene in 2008 as a second-round rookie with the Bears, rushing for 1,238 yards and eight scores and adding a 63-477-4 receiving line. His best seasons as a pro came in 2013-14 with 2,377 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns along with a combined 176-1,197-7 as a pass-catcher. Forte was a true three-down back in his heyday and finished as a fantasy RB1 six times. Forte is a lock for the Bears' Ring of Honor. Feb 28 - 12:05 PM

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Matt Forte plans to continue playing next season.

Forte has been set back with knee injuries the last two years. He was effective in the pass game when on the field in 2017, but the Jets aren't expected to keep him at his $4 million cap number. Forte should draw committee interest if he's released this offseason.
Feb 3 - 4:41 PM

ESPN's Rich Cimini reports Matt Forte's "days are numbered" with the Jets.

Hampered by a knee injury which did not allow him to practice and eventually landed him on injured reserve ahead of Week 17, Forte rushed for just 381 yards and two scores on 103 carries. He did continue to add value in the passing game, but the Jets need to get younger at running back. Cutting Forte will save New York $3 million against the cap.
Source: ESPN
Jan 11 - 10:08 AM

Jets placed RB Matt Forte (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Forte had been playing through questionable tags for weeks. He never looked fully over his 2016 knee issues and saw his committee role decline over the second half. Owed a $3 million salary, the Jets are likely to move on from Forte this offseason.
Sat, Dec 30, 2017 03:20:00 PM

Matt Forte (knee) is questionable for Week 17 against the Patriots.

He hasn't practiced this week, but Forte has rarely practiced this season. Forte should be able to give it a go in what may be his final Jets game.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 12:52:00 PM

Matt Forte plans to return for an 11th season in 2018.

Speaking Thursday, Forte blamed his 2017 struggles on "playing on one leg." The 32-year-old is fifth among active rushers with 9,796 career rushing yards. His contract with the Jets runs through 2018.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 02:51:00 PM

Matt Forte (knee) did not practice Thursday.

Forte also sat out Wednesday because that is what he does now. The veteran should be good to go for the season finale.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 11:55:00 AM

Matt Forte had eight carries for 19 yards and caught one pass for seven yards in Week 16 against the Chargers.

Forte didn't get much playing time after losing a fumble in the first half. He's seen his production drop while dealing with a knee injury over the last month. Forte will be just a low-end FLEX for Week 17 against the Patriots.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 04:24:00 PM

Matt Forte (questionable, knee) is active for Week 16 against the Chargers.

Eli McGuire is also active despite being listed questionable. The Jets will continue to go with an ineffective three-back committee. New York's inactives are DE Mo Wilkerson, OG Brian Winters, CB Rashard Robinson, OT Ben Ijalana, CB Jeremy Clark, RB Akeem Judd, and LB Freddie Bishop.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 11:36:00 AM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Matt Forte (knee, questionable) is expected to play Week 16 against the Chargers.

Forte is not practicing much these days, but he is always active on Sunday. As per usual, he will be an underwhelming FLEX option in a three-way timeshare with Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 12:42:00 AM

Matt Forte (knee) is questionable for Week 16 against the Chargers.

Forte went through his normal routine of doing nothing Wednesday and Thursday. He's rarely practiced this season but continues to suit up on Sundays. In this three-headed RB committee, Forte is more of an RB3/FLEX option.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 12:40:00 PM

Matt Forte (knee) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

Forte's practice participation has been all over the map this season. We would assume he will be active against the Chargers on Christmas Eve.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 01:53:00 PM

Matt Forte rushed seven times for 24 yards and hauled in 2-of-5 targets for 10 yards in the Jets' Week 15 loss to the Saints.

Despite Bilal Powell carrying the team down the field, Forte looked like he was going to get a touchdown in the second quarter. He failed to get in on first and second down, however, and Powell came in to punch it in on third. That ended up being Forte's only shot at a solid fantasy day. With both Powell and Elijah McGuire getting work, Forte will not be a fantasy option next week against the Chargers.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 06:07:00 PM

Matt Forte (knee) is active for Week 15 against the Saints.

Forte officially did not practice at all this week -- although beat writers did see him getting in some work Thursday -- but the Jets appear to just be managing the veterans reps. He will be ready for his normal timeshare with Bilal Powell, making both underwhelming FLEX options. New York declared DE Muhammad Wilkerson (suspended), CB Derrick Jones, CB Jeremy Clark, RB Akeem Judd, LB Freddie Bishop, OL Ben Ijalana, and OL Jonotthan Harrison inactive.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 11:36:00 AM

Matt Forte (knee) is questionable for Week 15 against the Saints.

He's looking like a game-time call the second week in a row. If Forte sits, Bilal Powell would get a big boost after he and Bryce Petty showed a bit of a connection last season. Powell would emerge as a strong RB2 play.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 12:41:00 PM

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