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NFL Draft Rumors: Chicago Bears will draft running back to backup Matt Forte


The Chicago Bears are looking at this NFL Draft to not rebuild their roster but rather to replenish it at certain positions so that they don’t run into a awl like they did in 2013. Obviously, the defense needs work as they sully stout unit was a shell of it’s former glorious self late in the season and the destruction of the Bears’ season was placed squarely at the defense’s feet.

But while the defense struggled, head coach Marc Trestman helped the Bears experience something they’ve not really ever experienced — high powered offensive attack. This draft could see the Bears not focus on that offense but add some valuable pieces it as according to the Chicago Sun-Times, the Bears are looking at rookie running backs to backup Matt Forte and possibly to even start a tandem with.

The Bears need a rounded offense as the explosion of Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery in 2013 has been noted by opposing defenses and Chicago will be defended accordingly. Adding another back to the system is a smart move, even if he’s just a backup for now. We saw firsthand in Chicago the true value of a quality backup and the Bears will be looking to ensure all their bases are covered and that their offensive attack is evolved in 2014.

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