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Former Bears running back Forte signs with the Jets

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The first big news of the free agency day doesn't a signing by the team.

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

According to ESPN insider Adam Schefter, Matt Forte has signed with the New York Jets:


Forte was told earlier this offseason he wouldn't be back with the Bears and the number one concern among fans is that he would some way or another end up with the hated Packers but that won't be an issue now.

With the Jets he will be reunited with former teammate Brandon Marshall and presumably be the lead back with the Jets losing Chris Ivory in free agency to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

It should be a good situation for Forte, while not the ring-chasing opportunity that the Patriots or the Packers might have been, the Jets were on the cusp of the playoffs last year and should be back in the mix again in 2016.

What do you think about Forte signing with the Jets?