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Published: Feb. 28, 2018 at 04:52 p.m.

Matt Forte through the years

New York Jets running back Matt Forte has announced his retirement after 10 NFL seasons. Take a look at photos of Matt Forte through the years.

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  • Running back Matt Forte, of Tulane, waits to run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008. 26

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    Matt Forte

    Running back Matt Forte, of Tulane, waits to run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008.

  • Running back Matt Forte, #22 of the Chicago Bears, runs with the football during the Chicago Bears Rookie Camp inside The Walter Payton Center at Halas Hall on May 2, 2008 in Lake Forest, Illinois. 25

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    Matt Forte

    Running back Matt Forte, #22 of the Chicago Bears, runs with the football during the Chicago Bears Rookie Camp inside The Walter Payton Center at Halas Hall on May 2, 2008 in Lake Forest, Illinois.

  • Running back Matt Forte addresses the media during the Chicago Bears Rookie Camp inside The Walter Payton Center at Halas Hall on May 2, 2008 in Lake Forest, Illinois. 24

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    Matt Forte

    Running back Matt Forte addresses the media during the Chicago Bears Rookie Camp inside The Walter Payton Center at Halas Hall on May 2, 2008 in Lake Forest, Illinois.

  • Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte dances into the end zone on a touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008. The Bears won 48-41. 23

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    Matt Forte

    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte dances into the end zone on a touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2008. The Bears won 48-41.

  • Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte during the 2008 NFL Players Association Rookie Premiere at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on May 17, 2008 in Los Angeles. 22

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    Matt Forte

    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte during the 2008 NFL Players Association Rookie Premiere at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on May 17, 2008 in Los Angeles.

  • Quarterback Joe Flacco (far left) of the Baltimore Ravens poses with the Pepsi Rookie of the Year after winning the award as he stands with (left to right) Matt Forte, Chris Johnson, Matt Ryan, Steve Slaton and Evan Longoria of the Tampa Rays during Super Bowl XLIII Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Year Press Conference held at the Super Bowl XLIII Media Center in the Tampa Convention Center on January 29, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. 21

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    Joe Flacco, Matt Forte, Chris Johnson, Matt Ryan, Steve Slaton, Evan Longoria

    Quarterback Joe Flacco (far left) of the Baltimore Ravens poses with the Pepsi Rookie of the Year after winning the award as he stands with (left to right) Matt Forte, Chris Johnson, Matt Ryan, Steve Slaton and Evan Longoria of the Tampa Rays during Super Bowl XLIII Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Year Press Conference held at the Super Bowl XLIII Media Center in the Tampa Convention Center on January 29, 2009 in Tampa, Florida.

  • Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears talks to the media during the "2008 Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Year Press Conference" held at the Super Bowl XLIII Media Center in the Tampa Convention Center on January 29, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. 20

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    Matt Forte

    Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears talks to the media during the "2008 Diet Pepsi Rookie of the Year Press Conference" held at the Super Bowl XLIII Media Center in the Tampa Convention Center on January 29, 2009 in Tampa, Florida.

  • Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) celebrates after his touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009. Chicago won 48-24. 19

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    Matt Forte

    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) celebrates after his touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Chicago, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009. Chicago won 48-24.

  • Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) hurdles a defender during an NFL game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 in Chicago. The Bears won the game, 19-14. 18

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    Matt Forte

    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) hurdles a defender during an NFL game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 in Chicago. The Bears won the game, 19-14.

  • Chicago Bears teammates defensive back Corey Graham (21), defensive end Julius Peppers (90), running back Matt Forte (22), and cornerback Charles Tillman (33) pose with Hawaiian models Aureana Tseu, left, and U'ilani LaBoy,  during the NFC team photos at the NFL Pro Bowl, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 in Kapolei, Hawaii. 17

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    Corey Graham, Julius Peppers, Matt Forte, Charles Tillman, Aureana Tseu, U'ilani LaBoy

    Chicago Bears teammates defensive back Corey Graham (21), defensive end Julius Peppers (90), running back Matt Forte (22), and cornerback Charles Tillman (33) pose with Hawaiian models Aureana Tseu, left, and U'ilani LaBoy, during the NFC team photos at the NFL Pro Bowl, Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 in Kapolei, Hawaii.

  • Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) is tackled by New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich (50) and cornerback Devin McCourty (32) in the first half an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010. 16

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    Matt Forte, Rob Ninkovich, Devin McCourty

    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) is tackled by New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich (50) and cornerback Devin McCourty (32) in the first half an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010.

  • Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte throws out the first pitch before the Tampa Bay Rays-Chicago White Sox baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, April 9, 2011. 15

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    Matt Forte

    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte throws out the first pitch before the Tampa Bay Rays-Chicago White Sox baseball game in Chicago, Saturday, April 9, 2011.

  • Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) of Team Rice runs against Team Sanders during the 2014 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on Sunday, January 26, 2014, in Honolulu. 14

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    Matt Forte

    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) of Team Rice runs against Team Sanders during the 2014 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on Sunday, January 26, 2014, in Honolulu.

  • Chicago Bears' Matt Forte (22) reacts after running for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014. 13

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    Matt Forte

    Chicago Bears' Matt Forte (22) reacts after running for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014.

  • Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22), quarterback Jay Cutler (6) and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) wait for their introduction before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Chicago. 12

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    Matt Forte, Jay Cutler, Alshon Jeffery

    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22), quarterback Jay Cutler (6) and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (17) wait for their introduction before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, in Chicago.

  • Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) looks on as he watches the action on the field from the sidelines during a Week 1 NFL preseason football game against the Miami Dolphins in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, August 13, 2015. The Bears defeated the Dolphins 27-10. 11

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    Matt Forte

    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) looks on as he watches the action on the field from the sidelines during a Week 1 NFL preseason football game against the Miami Dolphins in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, August 13, 2015. The Bears defeated the Dolphins 27-10.

  • Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte arrives at the 3rd Annual NFL Honors awards show at Radio City Music Hall on February 1, 2014 in New York, NY. 10

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    Matt Forte

    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte arrives at the 3rd Annual NFL Honors awards show at Radio City Music Hall on February 1, 2014 in New York, NY.

  • Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte reaches up to fans fans after an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Chicago. Forte, a two-time Pro Bowl running back announced on Instagram Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, morning that the team informed him this week they will not offer him a contract for next season. 9

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    Matt Forte

    Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte reaches up to fans fans after an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions in Chicago. Forte, a two-time Pro Bowl running back announced on Instagram Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, morning that the team informed him this week they will not offer him a contract for next season.

  • In this Nov. 22, 2015, Chicago Bears coach John Fox, left, talks to running back Matt Forte on the field before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Chicago. The Bears play the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016. 8

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    John Fox, Matt Forte

    In this Nov. 22, 2015, Chicago Bears coach John Fox, left, talks to running back Matt Forte on the field before an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Chicago. The Bears play the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016.

  • New York Jets running back Matt Forte during an NFL football game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2016. 7

    Winslow Townson/Associated Press

    Matt Forte

    New York Jets running back Matt Forte during an NFL football game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2016.

  • New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) breaks away from Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) on the run in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Cleveland. 6

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    Matt Forte, Joe Haden

    New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) breaks away from Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) on the run in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, in Cleveland.

  • New York Jets Matt Forte takes questions from fans as part a of fan forum during a NFL football training camp in Florham Park, N.J., Monday, July 31, 2017. 5

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    Matt Forte

    New York Jets Matt Forte takes questions from fans as part a of fan forum during a NFL football training camp in Florham Park, N.J., Monday, July 31, 2017.

  • New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) runs during the NFL Football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 9th, 2016 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA. 4

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    Matt Forte

    New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) runs during the NFL Football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 9th, 2016 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • New York Jets running back Matt Forte runs past Atlanta Falcons' Deion Jones during an NFL football game at MetLife Stadium in E. Rutherford, N.J. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. 3

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    Matt Forte, Deion Jones

    New York Jets running back Matt Forte runs past Atlanta Falcons' Deion Jones during an NFL football game at MetLife Stadium in E. Rutherford, N.J. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017.

  • New York Jets' Matt Forte, right, celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. 2

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    Matt Forte

    New York Jets' Matt Forte, right, celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J.

  • New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) looks up from the sideline with his helmet off during a NFL Monday Night Football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Monday, October 17, 2016 in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won the game 28-3. 1

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    Matt Forte

    New York Jets running back Matt Forte (22) looks up from the sideline with his helmet off during a NFL Monday Night Football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Monday, October 17, 2016 in Glendale, Ariz. The Cardinals won the game 28-3.