Matt Forte is close to a new deal with the Bears and more in NFL Daily Digest.
Pay The Man: Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte appears to be calling a truce.
When all is said and done, football players play football and they get paid by stepping on the field.
They may not like the terms and the team may not like that they don’t like the terms but the game does get played.
According to the Chicago Sun Times, Forte spoke about the progress of the situation at an EA Sports event.
“We’ve been talking. That’s a good thing, and we’ll continue to talk, so that’s good news that we’re still talking. That’s about it.’’
“Last year we were worlds apart, but it’s gotten better. But I can’t talk about the specifics.’’
The running back’s beef over not being given a long-term deal as the team signed RB Michael Bush and slapped the franchise tag on him has taken some bitter twists and turns.
If this gets done, Forte just made QB Jay Cutler look like a prophet.
The Return Of The Freak: For everyone that thought Randy Moss would slide into the 49ers program and play that old man on the hill role, there has been a change in the program.
The other team by the bay is so enamored with Moss that he will head into training on top of the depth chart along with Michael Crabtree.
You have to feel for free agent signing Mario Manningham who presumably left New York to prove that he could be one of the top guns in the NFL.
Manningham currently occupies the number three position while number-one draft pick A.J. Jenkins from a logistics prospective holds an edge over return specialist Ted Ginn Jr.
All’s Well That Ends Well: Percy Harvin is back-in-the-fold with the Vikings and is trying to play off his trade request as if it was never really that serious. Gotcha.
Nobody Said Anything To Earl Campbell: There are some concerns in regards to Falcons RB Michael Turner and it is weight.
Turner has denied that there is a problem with how he reported to mini-camp but this is not the first off-season where his weight has been called into question.
Granted, he’s not as bad off as JaMarcus Russell EVER was but with a group of younger backs knocking at the door in a new offense that will be pass heavy, getting down to 230 pounds from 247 wouldn’t hurt the guy.