Bears’ talks with Forte on hold

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CHICAGO (AP) — Contract talks between the Chicago Bears and running back Matt Forte are on hold.

CHICAGO (AP) — Contract talks between the Chicago Bears and running back Matt Forte are on hold.

Forte was looking for an extension as he headed into the fourth and final season on his rookie contract, but general manager Jerry Angelo says talks are off until after the season.

He told WBBM-AM in Chicago late Monday that "we’re just going to focus on the season" because they couldn’t reach an agreement. Forte had considered holding out at the start of training camp but decided against that.

Angelo said the Bears were "hopeful" they’d agree on a new deal and he is "not saying the door is shut." He also said both sides agreed to break off the talks.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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