Bears RB Matt Forte on his contract negotiations: “We’ve been talking. That’s a good thing, and we’ll continue to talk, so that’s good news that we’re still talking. That’s about it.’’
Not exactly encouraging, but also progress made since last year or even a few months ago, as far as Forte was concerned.
“Last year we were worlds apart, but it’s gotten better,’’ Forte, who was one of the coaches for the Madden NFL ’13 Pigskin Pro-Am, said. “But I can’t talk about the specifics.’’
Unlike fellow holdout Maurice Jones-Drew, Forte is a franchise player so he's expected to play this season under the one-year tag even if he doesn't get a long-term deal. Michael Bush was brought in as his backup, and he figures to steal a few touches. The concern with Forte is a reduced workload and possible injury when he returns to camp.