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Packers Expressing Interest In RB Matt Forte

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Packers are expressing interest in Bears free agent RB Matt Forte.

The Packers have been tossed out as a speculative option for Forte, but it’s surprising to hear that they’re actually considering making a run at him.

Forte, 30, he has played out his four-year, $30.4 million contract that included $13.8 million guaranteed. He’s now in position to be one of the best available running backs in this year’s free agent market.

In 2015, Forte has appeared in 13 games and ran for 898 yards on 218 carries (4.1 YPC) to go along with 44 receptions for 389 yards receiving and seven total touchdowns for the Bears. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 19 running back out of 68 qualifying players.

We have him featured in our Top 100 – 2016 Free Agents list.