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Saturday, September 15, 2012
Bears seeking depth after Matt Forte injury

By Kevin Seifert

The Chicago Bears aren't scheduled to hold media availability until Monday, so we haven't gotten any official word on the status of running back Matt Forte -- who did not return to Thursday night's 23-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers after suffering a right ankle injury.

But we can tell you this much: The Bears appear set to fortify their depth over the weekend, an indication that Forte is unlikely to make an immediate return. Former Bears running back Kahlil Bell, waived last month, tweeted Saturday afternoon: "I'm taking my talents back to Chicago. So happy to be back. Never wanted to leave."

Bell would join Michael Bush and Armando Allen in the Bears' backfield this week.

Update: The Bears officially signed Bell to a one-year contract and waived safety Jeremy Jones this afternoon.