Matt Forte won't play in preseason opener

Jets running back Matt Forte got off to a late start at training camp because of a hamstring injury suffered before it opened in July, but he made it onto the practice field this week.

While the wait to see Forte at practice has come to an end, the wait to see him in game action with his new team is likely to extend a little longer.

Jets coach Todd Bowles said Thursday, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, that it is “safe to say” Forte will sit out the team’s preseason opener at home against the Jaguars next Thursday.

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