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Bears will not bring back Matt Forte next season

Bears will not bring back Matt Forte next season

After eight years, more than 12,000 yards, 64 touchdowns and two Pro Bowls, Matt Forte and the Chicago Bears are going their separate ways.

The second-leading rusher in franchise history announced Friday on Instagram that the Bears have decided not to offer him a contract as a free agent.

"Despite my wishes, my days as a member of the Chicago Bears have sadly come to an end," wrote Forte, who has only been to the playoffs one time (2010).

"I will remain forever grateful for my time spent in Chicago and being able to play for an organization with such a rich history....

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