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  Bears | Matt Forte, Devin Hester retire as Bears    Tue Apr 24, 06:15 PM

Former New York Jets RB Matt Forte and former Seattle Seahawks WR Devin Hester were placed on the Reserve/Retired list as members of the Chicago Bears Tuesday, April 24.

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  Jets | Matt Forte retires    Wed Feb 28, 12:16 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte announced his retirement from the NFL Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Footballguys view: A second-round pick out of Tulane in the 2008 NFL draft, Forte rushed for over 1,000 yards in a single season five times. The last two years Forte fought through knee problems and was no longer the three down back he was in his heyday. Forte finishes his pro career only 202 yards away from 10,000 career rushing yards.

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  Jets | Matt Forte wants to continue playing    Fri Feb 2, 05:45 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte said he wants to play next season.

Footballguys view: Forte's knee was unreliable this season and there's no reason to think it can hold up better next year unless his workload is scaled back after he wasn't able to sustain his health and a steady workload following two different games with 18 touches. His days of fantasy relevance are over.

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  Jets | Matt Forte placed on IR    Sat Dec 30, 03:30 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Saturday, Dec. 30.

Footballguys view: Forte just isn't the same player he used to be and his role with the Jets was in decline this year. He finishes the 2017 season with 381 yards rushing, 293 yards receiving and three total touchdowns. Owed $3 million in 2018, the Jets are likely to move on from the veteran back this offseason.

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  Jets | Matt Forte does not practice    Fri Dec 29, 06:14 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 29, and he is listed as questionable for the Week 17 game against the New England Patriots.

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  Jets | Week 17 injury report for NYJ    Fri Dec 29, 05:36 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee), TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (ribs, foot) and OT Brandon Shell (concussion) did not practice Friday, Dec. 29. Shell is out for Week 17 against the New England Patriots, while ASJ is doubtful and Forte is listed as questionable. DE Kony Ealy (knee) and RB Akeem Judd (ankle) were listed as a limited participants and they're also questionable. WR Robby Anderson (illnesS), LB David Bass (ankle), OG James Carpenter (knee), CB Morris Claiborne (foot), LB Jordan Jenkins (shoulder, ankle), C Wesley Johnson (hip), WR Jermaine Kearse (ankle), WR JoJo Natson and DL Leonard Williams (back) practiced in full and were removed from the injury report.

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  Jets | Another missed practice for Matt Forte    Thu Dec 28, 07:06 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) missed practice for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 28.

Footballguys view: That probably means Bilal Powell will get most of the carries. Despite that, the Jets are likely to be playing from behind, which limits his effectiveness and upside, so expect RB3 numbers and no more.

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  Jets | Matt Forte not on field    Wed Dec 27, 06:37 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 27.

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  Jets | Matt Forte quiet in Week 16    Sun Dec 24, 05:48 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte rushed for 19 yards on eight carries against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 16. He also caught one pass for seven yards during the game.

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  Jets | Matt Forte active for Week 16    Sun Dec 24, 12:05 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) is active for Week 16's game against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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  Jets | Matt Forte likely to play    Sun Dec 24, 10:42 AM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) is expected to play in Week 16's game against the Los Angeles Chargers, according to a source.

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  Jets | Matt Forte questionable for Week 16    Fri Dec 22, 06:09 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) did not practice for a third straight day Friday, Dec. 22, and he is listed as questionable for Week 16 against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Footballguys view: Bilal Powell could be a solid RB2 play against the Chargers if Forte and rookie Elijah McGuire are out against the Chargers.

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  Jets | Week 16 injury report for NYJ    Fri Dec 22, 06:08 PM

New York Jets OG Brian Winters (abdomen) did not practice Friday, Dec. 22, and has been ruled out for Week 16 against the Los Angeles Chargers. RB Matt Forte (knee) and RB Elijah McGuire (illness) did not practice and are listed as questionable, while C Wesley Johnson (hip) was limited and also listed as questionable. WR Robby Anderson (hamstring, hip), S Terrence Brooks (foot), OG James Carpenter (knee), CB Morris Claiborne (foot), LB Jordan Jenkins (shoulder), TE Neal Sterling (finger) and DL Leonard Williams (concussion) were full participants and removed from the injury report.

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  Jets | Matt Forte remains out     Thu Dec 21, 02:14 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) was held out of practice again Thursday, Dec. 21.

Footballguys view: There's zero reason for the Jets to trot Forte out there at this point. In fact, there's no real value here this week as more than a desperation play which, if you need to do it, we would suggest Bilal Powell, though he is no more than a low-end RB4 at best.

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  Jets | Matt Forte misses practice    Wed Dec 20, 08:36 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 20.

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  Jets | Not much production for Matt Forte    Sun Dec 17, 09:08 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte rushed seven times for 24 yards in Week 15 against the New Orleans Saints and he added two grabs for 10 yards.

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  Jets | Matt Forte active for Week 15    Sun Dec 17, 12:04 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) is active for Week 15's game against the New Orleans Saints.

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  Jets | Matt Forte questionable for Week 15    Fri Dec 15, 04:35 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 15, and he is listed as questionable for the Week 15 game against the New Orleans Saints.

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  Jets | Week 15 injury report for NYJ    Fri Dec 15, 04:34 PM

New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson (non-injury related) has been ruled out for Week 15 against the New Orleans Saints. RB Matt Forte (knee) did not practice, either, and he is listed as questionable, but OG Brian Winters (abdomen, ankle) is also questionable after a limited session. WR Robby Anderson (hamstring), LB Bruce Carter (groin), OG James Carpenter (knee), CB Morris Claiborne (foot), LS Thomas Hennessy (concussion), LB Jordan Jenkins (shoulder), WR Jermaine Kearse (shoulder), RB Elijah McGuire (ankle), DT Steve McLendon (hip), S Rontez Miles (hamstring) and CB Rashard Robinson (undisclosed) were able to practice in full and were removed from the injury report.

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Rontez Miles player page
Jordan Jenkins player page
Rashard Robinson player page
Robby Anderson player page
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  Jets | No practice for Matt Forte    Thu Dec 14, 02:06 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) sat out of practice Thursday, Dec. 14.

Footballguys view: With Josh McCown down, the opposition will probably focus on stopping the run - and the run was already inconsistent. If Forte plays, he will probably split carries with Bilal Powell which will limit both of them. We don't see either as more than an RB5. Powell might get a little more production if Forte is out, but not enough to move the needle much.

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  Jets | Matt Forte unable to practice    Wed Dec 13, 05:35 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 13.

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  Jets | Wednesday practice report for NYJ    Wed Dec 13, 05:35 PM

New York Jets CB Morris Claiborne (foot), RB Matt Forte (knee), RB Elijah McGuire (ankle), S Rontez Miles (hamstring), CB Rashard Robinson (non-injury related) and OG Brian Winters (abdomen, ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 13. LB Bruce Carter (groin) and LS Tom Hennessy (concussion) were limited in practice, while WR Robby Anderson (hamstring), OG James Carpenter (knee), LB Jordan Jenkins (shoulder) and WR Jermaine Kearse (shoulder) were able to practice in full.

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  Jets | Small role for Matt Forte    Sun Dec 10, 10:49 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte ran six times for 13 yards and caught two passes for 21 yards in a 23-0 loss to the Denver Broncos in Week 14.

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  Jets | Matt Forte will play    Sun Dec 10, 03:00 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) is officially active in the team's Week 14 game.

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  Jets | Matt Forte expected to play    Sun Dec 10, 09:46 AM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) is likely to play in Week 14's game against the Denver Broncos.

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  Jets | Matt Forte questionable for Week 14    Fri Dec 8, 06:38 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 8, and he is listed as questionable for the Week 14 game against the Denver Broncos.

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  Jets | Week 14 injury report for NYJ    Fri Dec 8, 06:17 PM

New York Jets LB Bruce Carter (groin) did not practice Friday, Dec. 8, and he has been ruled out for Week 14 against the Denver Broncos. RB Matt Forte (knee) did not practice, either, and he is listed as questionable, while LB Demario Davis (non-injury related) did not practice and is off the report. OG Brian Winters (abdomen, ankle) practiced on a limited basis and is listed as questionable. WR Robby Anderson (hamstring), S Terrence Brooks (non-injury related), CB Juston Burris (knee), OG James Carpenter (knee), DL Xavier Cooper (knee), WR Jermaine Kearse (shoulder) and RB Bilal Powell (hamstring) each practiced in full and have been removed from the injury report.

Footballguys view: Forte's status is uncertain for Week 14. If he can't go this week, Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire will split the work and both be low ceiling flex plays.

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  Jets | Matt Forte wants to play in 2018    Thu Dec 7, 10:29 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte said he wants to return for another season in 2018. 'I never question myself,' Forte said. 'I'm still playing at a high level when I'm able to play, and I think I can continue to do it.'

Footballguys view: Forte would likely have an even smaller role than he has this year, but he is still playing at a high enough level to be a contributor and on a winning team, a consistent touchdown scorer.

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  Jets | Matt Forte upgraded to limited    Thu Dec 7, 02:16 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 7.

Footballguys view: Neither Forte nor Bilal Powell are a particularly compelling play, both likely to put up decent RB3 numbers. If Forte is out, Powell probably becomes a slightly better RB3 play, with Elijah McGuire moving up to a nice RB4 position, whereas now he's not worth starting save as a Hail Mary flex.

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  Jets | Wednesday's practice report for NYJ    Wed Dec 6, 06:43 PM

New York Jets S Terrence Brooks (rest), LB Bruce Carter (groin) and RB Matt Forte (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 6. CB Juston Burris (concussion) and OG Brian Winters (abdomen, ankle) were listed as limited participants, while WR Robby Anderson (hamstring), OG James Carpenter (knee), DL Xavier Cooper (knee), WR Jermaine Kearse (shoulder) and RB Bilal Powell (hamstring) practiced in full.

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  Jets | Matt Forte misses practice    Wed Dec 6, 03:36 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) was not able to practice Wednesday, Dec. 6.

Footballguys view: This might just be a day of rest for Forte. The Jets travel to play against the Broncos on Sunday.

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  Jets | Matt Forte has solid outing    Sun Dec 3, 05:41 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte rushed for 58 yards on 15 carries against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 13. He also caught three passes for 33 yards and one touchdown during the game.

Footballguys view: If Forte's knee responds well after 18 touches, he'll be worth a flex look against the Broncos next week.

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  Jets | Matt Forte ready to play    Sun Dec 3, 12:03 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) is officially active for the team's Week 13 game.

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  Jets | Week 13 injury report for Jets    Fri Dec 1, 07:14 PM

New York Jets CB Juston Burris (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 1, and has been ruled out for Week 13. RB Matt Forte (knee), OG Brian Winters (abdomen, ankle) and DE Xavier Cooper (knee) were limited during practice and are listed as questionable. WR Robby Anderson (ankle), OG James Carpenter (knee), WR Jermaine Kearse (shoulder), QB Josh McCown (wrist), DT Steve McLendon (hip, neck), DT Mike Pennel (back) and DE Muhammad Wilkerson (foot) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Jets | Matt Forte limited    Fri Dec 1, 06:32 PM

Updating a previous report, New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 1, and is listed as questionable for Week 13.

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  Jets | Matt Forte questionable    Fri Dec 1, 12:34 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 13 against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Footballguys view: Forte will be a game-time decision. If he goes, all three of the Jets backs are true desperation plays, but if he can't, then Elijah McGuire and Bilal Powell have a little more appeal in a pinch.

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  Jets | Matt Forte limited Thursday    Thu Nov 30, 01:56 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 30.

Footballguys view: While a few pieces of the Jets offense have begun to emerge as worthy plays, Matt Forte and Bilal Powell aren't more than RB5 options, especially against a good Kansas City defense. If Forte practices fully, or is out totally, it might move the needle a little bit by Sunday. For now, though, our expectations are low.

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  Jets | Matt Forte rests his knee Wednesday    Wed Nov 29, 05:55 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 29, due to his knee ailment.

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  Jets | Wednesday's practice report for NYJ    Wed Nov 29, 05:53 PM

New York Jets CB Juston Burris (concussion), DL Xavier Cooper (knee), RB Matt Forte (knee) and DL Steve McLendon (neck, hip) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 29. WR Jermaine Kearse (shoulder) and OG Brian Winters (abdomen, ankle) were limited participants, while WR Robby Anderson (ankle), OG James Carpenter (knee), QB Josh McCown (wrist) and DE Muhammad Wilkerson (foot) were full participants.

Footballguys view: Forte is probably just getting a rest day, but it is possible that his knee is acting up again. If he ends up out this week, Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire become better desperation RB2/Flex plays.

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  Jets | Matt Forte stuffed by Carolina    Sun Nov 26, 09:49 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte carried 10 times for just 26 yards in Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers and he did not have a reception on his one target.

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  Jets | Matt Forte active for Week 12    Sun Nov 26, 12:08 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) is active for Week 12's game against the Carolina Panthers.

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  Jets | Matt Forte a game-time decision    Sun Nov 26, 08:47 AM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) is considered a game-time decision for Week 12's game against the Carolina Panthers.

Footballguys view: Elijah McGuire and Bilal Powell would split the work if Forte is out, but the Jets offense is fading and facing a good Panthers front seven this week, so they are only desperation plays.

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  Jets | Week 12 injury report for Jets    Fri Nov 24, 03:59 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (foot) and OG Brian Winters (abdomen) were limited during practice Friday, Nov. 24, and are listed as questionable for Week 12. WR Robby Anderson (ankle), OT Kelvin Beachum (non-injury), S Terrence Brooks (hamstring), CB Juston Burris (hip), OG James Carpenter (knee), LB Bruce Carter (neck), CB Morris Claiborne (foot), C Jonotthan Harrison (hand), OT Ben Ijalana (knee), DT Steve McLendon (hamstring), FS Rontez Miles (ankle), CB Rashard Robinson (illness), CB Buster Skrine (shoulder) and WR ArDarius Stewart (groin) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.

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  Jets | Questionable tag for Matt Forte     Fri Nov 24, 03:46 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 24, and is listed as questionable for Week 12.

Footballguys view: If Forte can play, it will obviously take time/touches away from Bilal Powell. We're not expecting a ton of success from the Jets ground game, no matter who plays at running back.

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  Jets | Matt Forte doesn't practice    Thu Nov 23, 04:10 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) was not able to practice Thursday, Nov. 23.

Footballguys view: We aren't expecting him to play this week, and the backfield carries will be split between Bilal Powell and Eliah McGuire. Neither is a good option this week against Carolina and should produce no more than RB4 numbers.

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  Jets | Matt Forte does not practice    Wed Nov 22, 06:19 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Footballguys view: Forte is not trending in the right direction. The Jets are likely to go with Bilal Powell and Eli McGuire in a RBBC against the Panthers on Sunday.

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  Jets | Wednesday's practice report for NYJ    Wed Nov 22, 06:19 PM

New York Jets OT Kelvin Beachum (rest), RB Matt Forte (knee) and CB Rashard Robinson (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 22. CB Morris Claiborne (foot), S Rontez Miles (ankle), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (foot) and OG Brian Winters (abdomen) were limited in practice. WR Robby Anderson (ankle), S Terrence Brooks (hamstring), CB Juston Burris (hip), OG James Carpenter (knee), LB Bruce Carter (neck), OL Jonotthan Harrison (hand), OT Ben Ijalana (knee), DL Steve McLendon (hamstring), CB Buster Skrine (shoulder) and WR ArDarius Stewart (groin) were able to practice in full.

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  Jets | Matt Forte a no-go Wednesday    Wed Nov 22, 01:34 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 22.

Footballguys view: The Jets are at home to take on the Panthers on Sunday. Check back to see if Forte can practice later in the week. Missing a Wednesday practice isn't a big deal if he gets onto the field on Friday. If Forte can't play, the Jets will go with a RBBC featuring Bilal Powell and Eli McGuire. Stay tuned.

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  Jets | Week 10 inactives for NYJ    Sun Nov 12, 11:38 AM

The New York Jets have declared DL David Bass, RB Matt Forte, DE Obum Gwacham, QB Christian Hackenberg, C Jonotthan Harrison, CB Derrick Jones, CB Robert Nelson inactive for Week 10.

Footballguys view: Bilal Powell gets the start for Forte and should be in your lineups.

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  Jets | Extended absence for Matt Forte?     Fri Nov 10, 09:33 PM

New York Jets RB Matt Forte's (knee) knee injury is creating concern that it could keep him sidelined beyond Week 10, according to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com.

Footballguys view: It sounds like this injury is going to keep him out for some time. Forte has been dealing with swelling in the knee and it's been getting worse. Bilal Powell is the Jets lead back now (again), and rookie Eli McGuire will serve as a change-of-pace back.

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