5 Potential Landing Spots for Free Agent RB Matt Forte

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What’s Next for Matt Forte?

This morning, a big development made its way around the NFL–the Chicago Bears have decided to let pending free agent Matt Forte walk. They’ve let him know that they won’t re-sign him before or after free agency begins. It’s certainly a surprising decision considering how productive the veteran running back has been in his eight years in the Windy City.

However, it also means that one of the better running backs in the league will now have an opportunity to see how green the grass is on the other side. There will certainly be a strong market for his talents, especially due to his value as a record-setting receiver out of the backfield.

So where will the former second-round pick out of Tulane land this offseason? There are a number of running back-needy teams that will be looking at what the market has to offer, and will certainly be intrigued by what Forte brings to the table.

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With that in mind, here are my five teams that could be serious suitors for Forte when free agency kicks off on March 9. And yes, the Redskins are in there.

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