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2011 NFL Pro Bowl: Matt Forte Lone Chicago Bear Offensive Player Selected

The 2011 season was a tumultuous one for Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte. The season started with Forte and the Bears publicly squabbling over a long-term contract extension, and that cloud only grew darker when Forte became one of the best running backs in the NFC. Of course, the season ended for Forte at a very low point, when he suffered a slight tear in his MCL in Week 13 vs. the Kansas City Chiefs.

It will likely be little solace to Forte, but the running back was named to his first career Pro Bowl on Tuesday night, headlining an NFC running back trio that includes the Philadelphia Eagles' LeSean McCoy and the San Francisco Giants' Frank Gore. Unfortunately for Forte, players on Injured Reserve are banned from participating in the game.

Here is a link to the full rosters for both conferences.

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