Lovie Smith believes Matt Forte will show up for training camp

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On Thursday, Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said that he looks forward to having running back Matt Forte back for training camp.  Earlier this week he indicated he wasn’t sure about Forte’s status, but now he sounds like he’s decided to have a more optimistic view.

“Can’t wait to get down to training camp, to get a few more of our guys back out there in the mix,” Smith said, per CSNChicago.com. “Brian Urlacher, get Matt Forte back out there, those guys.”

I’d be very surprised if Forte shows up for training camp, I think he learned his lesson last season.