Matt Forte: Patriots Showed ‘Minor Interest’ In Free Agency


March 14, 2016

It seems Matt Forte was never very close to joining the New England Patriots.

The running back said Monday in a conference call with the media that the Patriots showed “minor interest” in free agency. Forte also received minor interest from the Green Bay Packers. His decision ultimately came down to the Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Dallas Cowboys.

The Patriots haven’t signed a free-agent running back yet. Arian Foster, James Starks, Chris Johnson, Alfred Morris, LeGarrette Blount and Ronnie Hillman are the best players available at the position.

Thumbnail photo via Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Dec 27, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Chicago Bears defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26-21. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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