First there was speculation that the Green Bay Packers were interested. Then there was a report of Julius Peppers recruiting him. Now, the Green Bay Packers have formally expressed interest in Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte.
Packers expressing interest in Bears free-agent RB Matt Forte, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2016
What does that mean?
Well, it means that you and I aren’t just pontificating about whether the Packers are interested in Forte. It means that someone in Green Bay who works for the Packers has actually reached out to someone in Forte’s camp and said, “Hey, we’re interested in your guy.”
Interest alone means nothing, of course.
I’m interested in Elle Macpherson.
Whether the Packers will present an actual offer that might sway Forte to join the team remains to be seen.