Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Jets set to replace Chris Ivory with Matt Forte

The New York Jets faithful felt a little better about losing running back Chris Ivory, who signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Wednesday afternoon.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported running back Matt Forte would be signing with Gang Green, reuniting the former Chicago Bear with receiver Brandon Marshall.

Forte has lots of wear on his tires, but it still eases the tension a bit for New York--which apparently is still looking to bring back Bilal Powell if possible.

Forte leads the NFL in all-purpose yards (12,718) since he entered the league in 2008, but the Bears informed the 30-year-old running back in February that they would not offer him a contract to return. 
Despite missing three games in 2015 with an MCL sprain, Forte still rushed for a team-high 898 yards while catching 44 passes for 398 yards.