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Bear Bites: Matt Forte and the Franchise Tag



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    Matt Forte points to the stands while celebrating after scoring a touchdown during the game against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on Nov. 13 in Chicago.

    Good morning and welcome to Bear Bites, your morning rundown of Chicago Bears news. Read on for news about Matt Forte, a mock draft, Earl Bennett's thoughts on the Bears future, some pretty powerful Bears, and a few romantic stories for your day after Valentine's Day.

    • Matt Forte's franchise tag could come as soon as Monday. (ESPN Chicago)
    • This mock draft has the Bears taking Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd in the first round. (National Football Post)
    • Earl Bennett says the New York Giants' run to the Super Bowl win shows it's reachable for the Bears. (Chicago Tribune)
    • Ted Phillips and Devin Hester both were named among the 100 most powerful Chicagoans. (Chicago Magazine)
    • Read how former Bear Chris Harris and other athletes proposed to their wives. (ESPNw)