The Chicago Bears reportedly are concerned about the knees of running back Matt Forte, which in turn is influencing their willingness to give him huge money.
Matt Forte has a message for the Bears: His knees are just fine.
“100Lbs sled up hill i think my knee will be ok,” Forte said on Twitter, attaching a video of him running uphill with, presumably, a sled weighted down by 100 pounds.
The Bears have applied the franchise tender to Forte, under which he’d make $7.7 million for 2012. It’s unknown whether he’ll ultimately accept the tender and earn the guaranteed salary. In 2013, it would cost the Bears $9.24 million to keep him for another season.