Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Chicago Bears news. Read on for the latest on Matt Forte, bounties, a possible free agent and how Phil Emery will do his job.
- Putting the franchise tag on Matt Forte is the smart move ... for now. (National Football Post)
- Marshawn Lynch was signed to a long-term contract with the Seattle Seahawks. The Bears should take note. (Chicago Sun-Times)
- In this must-read piece, Matt Bowen says bounties are part of the game. (Chicago Tribune)
- Should the Bears take a look at New Orleans guard Carl Nicks? (Chicago Sun-Times)
- Phil Emery will be a traveling man. (Chicago Tribune)
- Earl Bennett's new T-shirt is kind of adorable. (Twitter)