Around the League

Presented By

Steve Slaton reportedly will try out for Chicago Bears

With Matt Forte on the shelf -- potentially for some time -- the Chicago Bears are poking around for running back help on the NFL free-agent pile.

A league source confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that the Bears plan to bring in veteran Steve Slaton for a workout at their facility on Saturday.

Lombardi: Room for improvement

The Bears made the Packers look good on Thursday, but both teams have plenty to work on, Michael Lombardi writes. More ...

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 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.

The signing of Michael Bush suddenly appears to be a masterstroke by Bears management. It remains to be seen if Slaton joins the mix as well.

Follow Dan Hanzus on Twitter @danhanzus.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content


See all the Action

Replay every game all season.