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)
- What does the franchise tag mean? (Chicago Bears)
- 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)