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Forte responds to concerns about his knees

Kansas City Chiefs v Chicago Bears

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 04: Matt Forte #22 of the Chicago Bears takes the hand-off on the play in which he injured his knee against the Kansas City Chiefs at Soldier Field on December 4, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chiefs defeated the Bears 10-3. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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The Chicago Bears reportedly are concerned about the knees of running back Matt Forte, which in turn is influencing their willingness to give him huge money.

Matt Forte has a message for the Bears: His knees are just fine.

100Lbs sled up hill i think my knee will be ok,” Forte said on Twitter, attaching a video of him running uphill with, presumably, a sled weighted down by 100 pounds.

The Bears have applied the franchise tender to Forte, under which he’d make $7.7 million for 2012. It’s unknown whether he’ll ultimately accept the tender and earn the guaranteed salary. In 2013, it would cost the Bears $9.24 million to keep him for another season.