A little over a week ago we posted an article from Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times that mentioned the possibly that the Bears could shop Matt Forte now that the two sides appear to have reached an impasse regarding a new contract.
Vaughan McClure of the Chicago Tribune reports that two teams have had internal discussion about a possible trade for Forte. McClure notes that the Bears have not made Forte available which suggests that a deal before the deadline is pretty far fetched.
Bears GM Jerry Angelo responded to the report by saying that they have yet to receive any calls about Matt Forte and added that he “doesn’t see us doing anything,” per Michael C. Wright of ESPNChicago.com
Forte’s representation could still use this in their negotiations as Forte is set to become a free agent at the end of the season. Chicago knows who valuable he is to them but refuses to meet his asking price. A franchise tag looks likely for Forte at this point but I guess it’s always possible that Jerry Angelo could change his approach.