Slaton lost a numbers game with the Miami Dolphins and was cut on Sept. 1. The fifth-year pro had his best season as a 22-year-old rookie in 2008, when he rushed for nearly 1,300 yards with the Houston Texans. Injuries have limited his success in subsequent years, however.
A source who has spoken with Forte told NFL.com and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport the running back suffered a high ankle sprain in the Bears' 23-10 loss on Thursday night. Chicago hasn't released any timetable on Forte's return, but players have been known to miss a month or more with the injury.
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