We have our first deal of deadline day.
The Bears have agreed to a long-term contract with running back Matt Forte, according to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Forte had held off signing his $7.7 million tender, and had stayed away from offseason workouts with the Bears.
He makes the 10th of this year’s 21 franchise-tagged players to reach terms on a long-term deal. Teams have until 4 p.m. today to do such deals.
Stay tuned for more on this one, and the rest of them, throughout the day.
UPDATE 12:52 p.m. ET: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports it’s a four-year deal that averages $8 million per year.