CHICAGO (AP) — Record-setting return specialist Devin Hester and running back Matt Forte will sign one-day contracts with the Chicago Bears and retire as members of the organization where they starred.
The team says they will make it official at a ceremony on Monday. Forte had already announced he would retire as a member of the Bears. Both players spent their first eight seasons in Chicago.READ MORE: Police Board Orders Firing Of CPD Officer Patrick Kelly, Accused Of Shooting Friend In Head While Off-Duty And Lying About It
Forte’s 9,796 yards rushing in 10 seasons with the Bears and New York Jets rank 33rd on the NFL’s career list. He also had 554 receptions and 14,468 yards from scrimmage — most in the NFL in the past decade.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Storms Headed Our Way After Midnight; Damaging Winds And Heavy Rain Possible
Hester holds the NFL record with 20 kick return touchdowns in 11 years with Chicago, Atlanta and Baltimore. He returned the opening kickoff of the Super Bowl 92 yards for a touchdown in 2007 against Indianapolis.MORE NEWS: Bears Proposed Moving From Chicago, Possibly To Gary, In 1995 -- Leading To Huge Fight Between Mayor Richard M. Daley And Team Brass
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