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Jets Veteran RB Matt Forte Says Good-Bye After 10 Seasons

Veteran running back Matt Forte has announced his retirement after ten seasons in the NFL according to his Twitter account.

Forte exploded out of the gate as a second-round rookie from Tulane for the Chicago Bears in 2008, rushing for 1,238 yards and eight scores and adding a 63-477-4 receiving line. He spent eight seasons in Chicago and seems destined for the Bears’ Ring of Honor. His best seasons as a pro came in 2013-14 with 2,377 rushing yards 15 touchdowns along with a combined 176-1,197-7 as a pass-catcher. Forte was a true three-down back in his heyday and finished as a fantasy RB1 six times.

Forte met with less success once he signed as a free agent to play of the New York Jets in 2016 but still managed over a 1,000 total yards in 14 games his first season with Gang Green. He has battled chronic knee problems the past two seasons, missing six games in two years with the team while playing at less than 100 percent in almost all others. Forte turned 32 in December and was widely expected to be a cap casualty this offseason so the Jets could save his $3 million base salary.


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