Mar
10

Jets ink Matt Forte to 3-year deal

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Jets ink Matt Forte to 3-year deal

Following RB Chris Ivory's departure to Jacksonville, the Jets promptly filled the void with RB Matt Forte, formerly of the Chicago Bears. Forte, 30, is expected to sign a 3-year deal worth $12M with $8M in guaranteed money and an additional $4M in escalators.

Forte has spent his entire 8-year NFL career with the Bears and has rushed for 1,000 yards five times in his career. He's also a prolific receiver, as he's the only RB who caught over 100 passes in a single season.

The Gang Green also re-signed TE Zach Sudfeld who was a restricted free agent.

The team continues negotiating with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick but, according to various sources, they are nowhere near reaching a deal. The Jets have just $7M of salary cap space (4th lowest in the league), which doesn't really give them much room to offer Fitzpatrick a starter's money.

Tags: chris ivory, ryan fitzpatrick, matt forte, zach sudfeld

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