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Forte cleared to play in the Pro Bowl

Bears running back Forte is brought down by Chargers' Gregory in the first half of their NFL football game in Chicago Reuters

Bears running back Matt Forte told PFT Live in an interview taped Wednesday afternoon, aired earlier today, and pasted below that he plans to play in the Pro Bowl if he passes a physical.

The Bears have announced that Forte has passed a physical.

Thus, this apparently means Forte will play in the Pro Bowl.

Forte sprained an MCL against the Chiefs in December, missing the final four games of the regular season, and in hindsight dooming the team’s shot at the playoffs.

It’s a risky move for Forte, who is due to be a free agent in March.  If he suffers another injury, his value will likely drop.

For now, it appears that the Bears will apply the franchise tag to Forte, which will limit his options.  He addressed that possibility and other issues on PFT Live.

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21 Responses to “Forte cleared to play in the Pro Bowl”
  1. marionbarber24isgod says: Jan 19, 2012 3:38 PM

    Breaking news!! The Cowboys just traded there 2013 1st round pick for Marion Barber. The Cowboys are now SuperBowl bound.

  2. pencilmonkeymagic says: Jan 19, 2012 3:40 PM

    Good to hear Forte’s returning to full health – even if it means Marshawn Lynch misses out after all his efforts this season.

  3. andyreidcarboload says: Jan 19, 2012 3:44 PM

    Now why would Forte do anything silly such as competing in a game that means jack? I’m pretty sure he wants to get paid, right?

  4. vikingdoode says: Jan 19, 2012 3:52 PM

    none of the players will hit him wrong…..its a brotherhood

  5. ju302225 says: Jan 19, 2012 4:00 PM

    with that hat on he kinda looks like a light skin DeAngelo Williams….

  6. rabidbillsfan says: Jan 19, 2012 4:17 PM

    @vikingdoode

    tell that to Brian Mooreman

  7. greenbaysucks says: Jan 19, 2012 4:18 PM

    He wants to play badly because its his FIRST pro bowl.

    Can’t wait for the day when he just signs a contract and all this nonsense is behind us…I guess I’ll be waiting for, I don’t know…forever.

  8. chocolatebaconbutter says: Jan 19, 2012 4:19 PM

    It’s a chance to show people that he’s healed and can perform the way we’re accustomed to seeing him, and in a low risk situation. The guy above me is right, it’s a brotherhood, they’re not out there to kill each other in an all-star game.

  9. jerseyshoregiant says: Jan 19, 2012 4:25 PM

    andyreidcarboload says: Jan 19, 2012 3:44 PM

    Now why would Forte do anything silly such as competing in a game that means jack? I’m pretty sure he wants to get paid, right?
    ———————————————–
    I believe the words you are looking for is “selfish” or ” me me me me me”

  10. austrianpanther says: Jan 19, 2012 4:30 PM

    Hello Matt…This is Rex……………(silent)

  11. annes22 says: Jan 19, 2012 4:34 PM

    Ridiculous for him to go to the Pro Bowl. Wait for him to get hurt, then he will find out where his brain is.

  12. randolph32 says: Jan 19, 2012 4:34 PM

    Hopefully he comes out unscathed…otherwise he’ll be moving boxes at Fedex for 40 years….

  13. digital muscles says: Jan 19, 2012 4:37 PM

    It sounds more and more like he is a guy who wants out.

  14. randolph32 says: Jan 19, 2012 4:38 PM

    By the way, thanks for putting this up instead of just telling us that you had a conversation…welcome tot he 21st Century!

  15. bh83 says: Jan 19, 2012 4:53 PM

    Robert Edwards thinks he should play in the flag football game on the beach…

  16. themcaskeysockpuppet says: Jan 19, 2012 4:58 PM

    Matt:

    I love ya baby but running back like you are a dime a dozen in today’s pass happy era. Would like to see you back but if you’re looking to be paid in the top 3 at your position start packing now.

  17. mecos47 says: Jan 19, 2012 5:42 PM

    Roy STONEHANDS Williams volunteered to carry Forte’s pads at the Pro Bowl.

  18. b00rad says: Jan 19, 2012 6:50 PM

    Forte tryin to get that Caddy

  19. 2difshoe says: Jan 19, 2012 7:29 PM

    Did his doctors misdiagnosis a concussion ?

  20. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Jan 19, 2012 7:46 PM

    Dumbass.

  21. rcali says: Jan 19, 2012 9:19 PM

    So does that mean he’s “100%” healthy?

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