Johnny Knox of the Chicago Bears looks into the stands before a game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Dec. 11, 2011, in Denver, Colo.
Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Bears news. Read on for Matt Forte's thoughts on the franchise tag, Johnny Knox's memories of the hit and hard lessons on Wes Welker and Brandon Merriweather.
- Forte also said he does not mind the franchise tag if it's a stepping stone to a deal. (CSN Chicago)
- Johnny Knox recalls like it was yesterday the devastating hit that required him to have back surgery. (Chicago Tribune)
- The Bears learned a tough lesson on Brandon Merriweather. (ESPN Chicago)
- The Rams are following the Bears model. Wait. The Bears have a model? (CSN Chicago)
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