We are still one day away from October, but the Chicago Bears already appear to be in full rebuild mode.
Having begun the season 0-3, the Soldier Field franchise traded away two defensive players earlier this week in the form of Jared Allen and Jon Bostik.
And now, with only two sixth-round picks to show for their efforts so far, one report suggests the Bears are upping the ante by putting perhaps their most talented player on the trade block.
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According to Benjamin Allbright, radio host on Denver's AM1340 and a regular contributor to the likes of Yahoo! and Fox Sports, Chicago are open to offers for star running back Matt Forte.
In light of the Bears' recent trade moves, there had been suggestions yesterday that the franchise should consider offloading the Pro Bowl talent if they were serious about an overhaul.
With Allbright citing two separate Chicago sources, it looks like they may well be one step ahead of the media.
Forte's contract, as with wide receiver Alshon Jeffrey, expires after the 2015 season so, should the Bears want to cash in in the hope of getting top level draft picks, they would have to act sooner rather than later.
Having said that, to part ways with their one redeeming feature of the 2015 campaign so far just three weeks into the season would all but confirm to their fan base that the next few months are going to be little more than a one-team tanking mission.
At this stage, there are no reports linking any specific franchise to a move for Forte. But, considering the pass catching ability of the running back, it can't be long before offers come Chicago's way if the veteran truly is on the trading block.
Bears fans: Would you trade away Matt Forte now? Or is there hope for the 2015 season? Have your say in the comments below...
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