Bears running back Matt Forte reiterated Thursday what he said on social media earlier — that he plans to attend the Bears’ OTAs despite wanting a contract extension.
“I’m not hat type of dude to do that at this point, because I don’t really have that leverage,” he told 670 AM The Score. “The Bears have that leverage.”
The running back, who is entering the final year of his contract, said he has talked to GM Ryan Pace about a possible extension, but that he is “not looking for a huge contract” at age 29.
He said he was “not going to be all mad and angry” this season.
Forte returned to Chicago on Wednesday after finishing his speed training in Florida. He did not attend the team’s Brian Piccolo Award ceremony on Tuesday despite being voted its winner by his teammates.
Forte wrote on Twitter two days ago that he would not hold a grudge if the Bears did not extend his deal. He said he’d come to realize “each reception or carry might be my last in a Bears uniform” this upcoming season.