(CBS) Former Bears running back Matt Forte will sign with the Jets, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
An eight-year veteran of the Bears, Forte was allowed to leave for free agency in February, following the completion of his contract. He reportedly had interest from the Packers and Dolphins, with Green Bay among the first teams to express interest.READ MORE: South Shore Woman Sees Police Activity After Shooting Leaves Man Dead, Only To Find Out It Was Her Own Beloved Brother
Players can officially sign with teams at 3 p.m. CT, the official beginning of the new league year. Teams have been allowed to work in a legal tampering period since Monday.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Patchy Frost Well Inland
Forte rushed for 898 yards and four touchdowns in 13 games last season, while adding 44 receptions for 389 yards and three touchdowns. He missed three games due to an MCL strain.MORE NEWS: Constituent Says She And Others Were Kicked Out Virtual Meeting With Embattled Ald. Jim Gardiner, And Alderman Isn't Providing Answers
Forte leaves Chicago with 12,718 all-purpose yards, second to only Walter Payton on that and many other Bears records.