(Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Matt Forte
Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Chicago Bears news. Read on for the latest on expectations for Matt Forte, how the Bears are playing Jay Cutler's contract, and J'Marcus Webb and adorable kids.
Matt Forte is no longer a young but surprising back. The Bears have high expectations for him and the other running backs. (Chicago Tribune)
Jay Cutler is playing on the last year of his contract. The Bears are using a wait and see approach before paying him big money. (ESPN Chicago)
There are two things the wide receivers need to have for success this season: health and Cutler's trust. (CSN Chicago)
The 2012 season didn't end as the Bears had hoped. Which players were most important in not getting to the playoffs? (Windy City Gridiron)
Henry Melton was franchise tagged for this season. Here's what's next for him and the other franchised players in the league. (National Football Post)
You want to start your day with a smile? Check out this picture of lineman J'Marcus Webb with a bunch of adorable little kids at the Shedd Aquarium. (Facebook)