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Bears win out in Matt Forte deal

RB Matt Forte (Streeter Lecka/Getty)

The four-year contract signed by Matt Forte yesterday makes the running back happy, but when looked at as a whole, the Chicago Bears truly won out in this deal.

Yesterday, after a year of negotiations, the Chicago Bears and Matt Forte agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $32 million. Technically, the deal is worth $28 million and includes $4 million in escalators. If Forte fails to reach his escalators, the contract will be worth just $7 million per season. When you consider what Forte has accomplished in four seasons in the NFL, this is a...

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