Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 8:25pm
Foster has caught 24 passes on those routes for 166 yards, which ranks 13th in the league among running backs. Foster also has two receiving touchdowns, more than all running backs except Ahmad Bradshaw, Forte and Marshawn Lynch.
Friday, October 17, 2014, 6:20pm
Thursday, October 16, 2014, 6:18pm
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 6:35pm
Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:13pm
Bears RB Matt Forte (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Friday. There was no mention of the minor hand injury that Forte suffered in Week 5, so he’s good to go for a great matchup with a leaky Falcons rush defense.
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:46pm
Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 6:37pm
Bears RB Matt Forte (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. Forte is just getting a day of rest, though he did bang his hand in Week 5. We’ll monitor his practice activity throughout the week.
Trestman said Carey “got up to speed very quickly” this preseason.
“We don’t really know how it will transition to the real deal on Sunday and the weeks to come,” Trestman said. “But he’s learned the right at this point to have the first shot.”
Shaun Draughn is no longer the correct handcuff for Forte. Owners should pick up Carey instead.
Saturday, August 16, 2014, 8:58pm
The team is searching for two players to back up Matt Forte and waiting for runners to separate themselves.
‘‘We haven’t been productive,’’ coach Marc Trestman said. ‘‘We’re playing against a very good front during practice, but we haven’t shown that productivity. We hope that’s not an indication.’’
Ka’Deem Carey has 23 carries but just 59 with one TD in the preseason. Shaun Draughn, the veteran, does have NFL experience but isn't a guy the team spent a draft pick on so he may not have that extra edge Carey likely does.
Shaun Draughn was the first back to get action behind Matt Forte for the second straight game. He’s been listed as the No. 2 on the depth chart that is worth about as much as the paper it is printed on. But Draughn has bounced around enough to know he hasn’t nailed down anything just yet.
“I don’t have the No. 2 job so I don’t have it to lose,” he said. “I’m gunning to make the team. No. 2 or No. 3 it doesn’t matter. When I make the team, I will help wherever they want me.”
Draughn carried the ball three times for 33 yards and caught two passes for 12 yards. A 14-yard reception was wiped out by a holding penalty against left tackle Jermon Bushrod. He’s clearly ahead of fourth-round pick Ka’Deem Carey right now even though the 26-year-old Draughn doesn’t have a whole lot of NFL experience to draw from.
Draughn doesn't have much standalone value, but Matt Forte owners (or those that want to mess with the Forte owner in their league) may want to consider Draughn in the final rounds as a handcuff.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014, 10:54am
Bears RB KaDeem Carey excelled in pass protection Monday. He stood up linebacker Jon Bostic when Bostic blitzed between the center and guard. He stayed square and obstructed Bostic long enough for the pass to be thrown. Later, he picked up linebacker Christian Jones on a stunt inside, demonstrating enough awareness not to be fooled. It was a promising showing in an area in which coach Marc Trestman demands his backup running backs to be reliable.
Carey is competing for snaps behind Matt Forte. If he can continue to show well in pass pro, he'll likely win the job and be Forte's primary handcuff.
Monday, August 4, 2014, 11:12am
The second-year pro has made plays throughout training camp, most recently leaping to catch passes down the left sideline over Kelvin Hayden Friday and Charles Tillman Saturday.
“Right now [Wilson] is on track to be the third [receiver],” said coach Marc Trestman. “But we’re still working with the other guys to make sure that we get it right, and everybody’s getting reps to have the opportunity to be that guy.”
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 9:21pm
Bears RB KaDeem Carey changed directions without breaking stride on separate outside runs during team drills. That’s one reason why he’s tough to tackle. His vision and smooth feet helped him stay at top speed.
Carey is competing for the right to back up Matt Forte.
Sunday, July 27, 2014, 9:27am
At a position notorious for grinding up players and spitting them out in short order, Forte is still a main cog in an offense that now features big-time options in the passing game. He's meticulous in preparation and works routinely with a physical therapist to keep his body tuned to avoid injuries.
"Playing this long, you know what the routine is," Forte said. "You know what to do and how to do it."
Forte is a top RB this year in any format and is going as early as the middle of the first round. He's especially a top PPR RB hauling in 74 catches last season. We predict him for 72 more this season and he's our number-two PPR RB.
Saturday, July 26, 2014, 1:42pm
‘‘We continue to ask ourselves, ‘How can we help him?’ ’’ Trestman said this week at Olivet Nazarene University. ‘‘ ‘How can we find plays that we can allow him to use his talents?’ We’re working in that direction.’’
Forte had his best fantasy season under new coach Marc Trestman, who utilized Forte heavily as a receiver — he caught a career high 74 passes — while also feeding his star back the ball in the running game (289 carries, the second highest total of his career). Expect more of the same in 2014.
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