Bears beat writer Brad Biggs on Twitter: "There is no indication Matt Forte will show up soon & he could miss miss minicamp. Could he miss reg season games? I’m saying there is no chance that happens. For starters, negotiations on a deal cease in mid-July when without a long-term contract he will have to play under $7.7 million franchise tag."
Translation: If a long-term deal can't be reached, Forte will start to lose the $7.7 million if he doesn't report before the regular season.