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Bears looking for running backs with Matt Forte still out


Bears running back Matt Forte is expected to miss Monday night’s game against the Cowboys as he continues to recover from a sprained ankle, and the Bears are looking for help at the position.

Ryan Grant was in the Bears’ locker room when he got a call on Tuesday telling him he had an offer from the Redskins — an offer he accepted, meaning the Bears would have to look elsewhere.

The Bears also worked out running back Jacob Hester on Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reports. Last week the Bears worked out running backs Steve Slaton and DuJuan Harris.

There’s no word yet on when the Bears expect to have Forte back from the ankle injury he suffered two weeks ago against the Packers. The Bears have said he’s making progress, and coach Lovie Smith says the injury is not the dreaded high ankle sprain. But Forte’s return date hasn’t been set.

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15 Responses to “Bears looking for running backs with Matt Forte still out”
  1. hooks024 says: Sep 26, 2012 10:39 AM

    Tell them to call tiki barber, lol!

  2. elmaxoh says: Sep 26, 2012 10:42 AM

    They should give a chance to Tim Hightower

  3. kelmcc says: Sep 26, 2012 11:08 AM

    They should “Weekend at Bernies” Walter Payton.

  4. gergie1957 says: Sep 26, 2012 11:35 AM

    I think they should give a Forte a bigger contract. lord knows he’s earned it.

  5. racerx1225 says: Sep 26, 2012 11:37 AM

    They signed Michael Bush off the Raiders and he is as good as Forte in my opinion. What happened to him?

  6. Giantspunk213 says: Sep 26, 2012 11:49 AM

    If they want depth and a change of pace guy then Slaton would be a good pickup, but Bush and Kalil Bell should do a good job til Forte gets healthy.

  7. gmsingh says: Sep 26, 2012 11:49 AM

    I hope the Bears are smart enough to realize the biggest asset they and have in a RB at this point is the ability to block in lieu of a crappy offensive line.

  8. yousuxxors says: Sep 26, 2012 11:51 AM

    the image of someone carrying payton on the field with aun glasses… lol thank you

  9. maximusprime107 says: Sep 26, 2012 12:06 PM

    Denver, this is your opportunity to pawn off Knowshow to someone…… Take it

  10. tlmoon2112 says: Sep 26, 2012 12:20 PM

    Trade someone for Tebow. He’s even thrown less INTs then Cutler so its a 2 for 1 deal!

  11. mrplow3 says: Sep 26, 2012 12:41 PM

    Michael Bush is one of the better RB’s in the league, why do they need to sign someone so desperately again?

  12. millerhour says: Sep 26, 2012 1:06 PM

    My guess is they will shelve him until after the bye. Which somewhat frustrates me because I am going to the Bears-Jags game in Week 5.

  13. dublindemonszfl says: Sep 26, 2012 1:22 PM

    Sounds like Forte is hurt worse than they are willing let on.

  14. hankstramjr says: Sep 26, 2012 1:47 PM

    I’ll be happy to offer them Chris Johnson from my fantasy football team. They can just have him.

  15. lawdawgsf7 says: Sep 26, 2012 3:32 PM

    Please Bears sign Jacob Hester! I am a big bears fan from Louisiana & Hester is my all time favorite LSU Tiger. He is an awesome football player & all HEART! Watch his LSU highlights on You Tube.

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