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Jets bounce back from losing Chris Ivory by adding Matt Forte

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 13: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears yells during player introductions before a game against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on September 13, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Packers defeated the Bears 31-23. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 13: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears yells during player introductions before a game against the Green Bay Packers at Soldier Field on September 13, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The Packers defeated the Bears 31-23. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

After eight seasons with the Chicago Bears that left him second on the team's all-time rushing list to Walter Payton, free agent Matt Forte will sign with the New York Jets.

Matt Forte is signing with the NY Jets, per source.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 9, 2016

FS1 Insider Mike Garafolo has confirmed ESPN's report.

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With Jets 2015 leading rusher Chris Ivory agreeing to a deal with the Jaguars, New York was in the market for a running back.

Forte, 30, was slowed by injuries last season and rushed for a career-low 898 yards but still averaged 4.1 yards per carry. He also has always been a threat as a receiver, even though his yardage dropped from a career-high 808 in 2014 to 389 last season.

Ivory, 27, had 1,070 rushing yards and 217 receiving yards last season.