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With both Matt Forte and Marion Barber inactive for Sunday night's game, the Chicago Bears will start third-string running back Kahlil Bell against the Green Bay Packers. The move confirms a report from earlier in the week, which had indicated that Barber, who is dealing with an injured calf, would not be available.

Bell has bright future in NFL

Bears running back Kahlil Bell proved last week that he’s more than just a scout team player. As of now, he’s making a case for being Chicago’s No. 2 back heading into training camp next season.

Bell proving he belongs for Bears

Kahlil Bell went from an undrafted rookie for the Vikings to a starter for the Bears, who are preparing to face Minnesota. Bell is motivated to show the Vikings what they gave up on, saying he doesn’t like Minnesota.

Bears RB Bell shows he can answer the bell

Running back steps into starting lineup, tops 100 yards early in second halfGREEN BAY — Early last week, Bears coach Lovie Smith pulled Kahlil Bell aside and asked the young running back if he was ready for a starting role against the Packers. Bell answered any doubt early in Sunday night's game.

Bears place Forte on season-ending IR

The Chicago Bears placed running back Matt Forte on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday. Forte has been sidelined since suffering a Grade 2 sprain of his medial collateral ligament during a 10-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 4. He has been sidelined for the past three games - all losses - after a stellar start to the season. Chicago was eliminated from postseason contention...

Kahlil Bell Has Bright Future in Chicago

With the Bears officially eliminated from the playoff picture, Chicago's focus naturally turns to next season. Assuming that Matt Forte is a healthy, better-paid member of the team, will Marion Barber or Kahlil Bell be the back-up? It's hard not to be high on Bell after he has stepped up since Forte's injury. In the last four games, his production has increased...

That's so Bears: RB issues in a passing league

Steve Rosenbloom: When you consider his two fumbles, Kahlil Bell was mediocre against the Packers. Matt Forte's knee injury makes him an extremely risky investment. Which means the Bears need to start all over in looking for a starting tailback.

Cutler & Forte Land on IR

Both quarterback Jay Cutler (thumb) and running back Matt Forte (MCL sprain) were placed on injured reserve. Fantasy Spin: The Bears were holding out hope that both stars could return before the end of the season, but decided to shut them down after being knocked out of the playoff hunt with their loss to the Packers in Week 16. Forte was a stud this season before going down, and...

Bears out of playoffs with 35-21 loss to Packers

The Chicago Bears placed their slim playoff hopes in the hands of quarterback Josh McCown and running back Kahlil Bell in a prime-time road game against the defending Super Bowl champions.

Bears place Cutler, Forte on IR

The Chicago Bears have placed quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte on injured reserve, meaning they will miss the season finale at Minnesota this week.

Bears RB Barber inactive vs. Packers (AP)

The Chicago Bears will be without their top two running backs for Sunday night's game at Green Bay after Marion Barber was ruled inactive. Barber did not practice this week because of a calf injury and was listed as doubtful going in. Chicago already was without top running back Matt Forte, who will miss his third straight game with a sprained right medial collateral ligament.

Bears put Cutler, Forte on season-ending IR

The Bears have placed injured quarterback Jay Cutler and running back Matt Forte on the injured reserve list, meaning they won't play in Sunday's season finale at Minnesota.

Bears put Cutler, Forte on season-ending IR list

When he addressed the media Monday, Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith stopped short of ruling out Jay Cutler and Matt Forte for Sunday's season finale at Minnesota, but left their status in doubt.
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