Bears general manager Jerry Angelo told the team's radio flagship on Monday it was a "mutual understanding" between the two sides to put the contract talks on hold.
"That was his decision," Matt Forte said. "I can't really decide whether or not we continue to talk or not. He's the one we talked to, so the door is always open on my end.
"I'm a little surprised. I'm disappointed that it wasn't (done). Coming into the league you feel like this is supposed to be production based. When you produce in the offense, you expect the team or the organization to actually notice that compared to other guys. We just couldn't meet in the middle I guess."