Forte says Jets won’t move him, calls trade report ‘fake news’

Matt Forte says New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan told the running back he will not be traded, despite reports that the team is trying to do the opposite.

Following the Jets' preseason finale Thursday night, Forte called reports of him being shopped on the trade market "fake news," according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.

"I know it's not true," Forte said about the rumors.

While Forte has been adamant he will remain on the roster and the team will be competitive, a move might make sense as virtually every valuable veteran has been moved off the Jets' roster this offseason.

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