Jets bounce back from losing Chris Ivory by adding Matt Forte

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.

FS1 Insider Mike Garafolo has confirmed ESPN's report.

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.