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The Chicago Bears starting running back Matt Forte went down with a high ankle sprain on Thursday night against the Packers forcing the team to find another back, which they did on Saturday by resigning Kahlil Bell.
"I'm taking my talents back to Chicago," Bell tweeted. "So happy to be back. Never wanted to leave."
The Bears waived safety Jeremy Jones to make room for Bell on the 53-man roster.
Bell will sign a one-year deal for the league minimum. He was cut by the Bears in August for not taking a pay cut from $1.26 million to $700,000.
The Bears reportedly worked out Steve Slaton but leaned toward Bell as he is more familiar with the offense.
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Concerned with the absence of injured starting running back Matt Forte and in a bit of irony, the Chicago Bears re-signed RB Kahlil Bell Saturday. Bell had been cut before the Bears third pre-season game against the Giants after balking at the team’s insistence on a reduced salary. His one-year deal at a reported $615,000 is far below the $1.26 million [...]
According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, there’s still a chance that Bears running back Matt Forte could be healthy enough to play this week. One thing is for sure, and that is that the Bears don’t believe Forte’s knee injury is serious.
But Forte’s availability for this week remains a question. Still, it is not believed to be a serious injury.
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs...
It has been revealed that running back Matt Forte suffered a high-ankle sprain in Thursday's loss to Green Bay.
The Bears did not set a timetable for his return, and Michael Bush gets a boost in fantasy stock while starting in Fortes absence. Hopefully all Forte owners were able to handcuff the powerful Bush in fantasy drafts.
Matt Forte exited the Bear loss against the Green Bay Packers in the third quarter with an apparent ankle injury Thursday night. Forte was ruled out for the rest of the game and did not return. The extent of the injury is not yet known.
Greg Rosenthal of NFL.com reports that Forte underwent an X-Ray shortly after the injury, but the results of the X-Ray are not yet known...
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte was forced to leave Thursday night's game against the Green Bay Packers in the third quarter with a right ankle injury. The team announced he would not return to the game. Forte carried the ball seven times for 31 yards and caught four passes for 49 yards before the injury. He seemed to twist his ankle when he was tackled by Charles Woodson...
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Chicago Bears believe that running back Matt Forte suffered a high ankle sprained during their Thursday night loss to the Packers.
The Bears believe running back Matt Forte suffered a high ankle sprain Thursday night vs. Green Bay, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 14, 2012
If Forte did suffer a high ankle sprain, he...
Matt Forte down: Fantasy Impact
Matt Forte went down with a high ankle sprain in his week two contest against the Green Bay Packers and is expected to miss at least a month with the injury.
The Bears signed Michael Bush this off-season for exactly this eventuality and he will step right in to the starters job with the newly signed, former Bear Kahlil Bell backing him up.
Bears running back Matt Forte has headed to the locker room with an ankle injury and his return is doubtful.Fantasy Spin:Forte rushed for 31 yards and also had four catches for 49 yards prior to his exit.
It was originally reported that Bears running back Matt Forte’s lower-leg injury was the dreaded high ankle sprain. Coach Lovie Smith says those early reports were incorrect.
What is the biggest concern for the Chicago Bears after last night’s game? Is it the play of Jay Cutler, the ankle of Matt Forte or the lack of protection from the offensive line?
When Matt Forte went down, many fantasy football owners were holding their breath. He is the complete back and dangerous coming out of the backfield. But an injury to a player of his talent and...
Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith said Monday that running back Matt Forte does not have a high ankle sprain but it is still sore, according to ESPN Chicago. Forte injured the ankle during last Thursday's loss to the Green Bay Packers. The Bears signed running back Kahlil Bell to a one-year contract Saturday after cutting him during the preseason because he refused to take a...
According to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune, the Bears plan on bringing in veteran Steve Slaton for a try out with Matt Forte now out with a high ankle sprain.
A league source confirmed that the team plans to bring in veteran Steve Slaton for a workout.
With Forte likely out at least a month, the Bears are going to need to bring in an experienced back that can give Michael...
The Chicago Bears will try out free agent running back Steve Slaton on Saturday, according to ESPN Chicago. News of the workout was first reported by the Chicago Tribune. The Bears are looking to add another running back to the roster with starter Matt Forte out with a high ankle sprain. He sustained the injury to his right ankle in the third quarter Thursday against the Green...