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.