Bears looking at Steve Slaton
The Chicago Tribune was first to report the details of the workout.
The Bears are exploring the possibility of signing another running back to the roster after starter Matt Forte suffered a right ankle injury in the third quarter of Thursday night's 23-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers. ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports Forte suffered what is believed to be a high-ankle sprain, the type of injury that can force a player to miss generally between 2-4 weeks.
Slaton rushed for 1,282 yards and nine touchdowns as a rookie in 2008 for the Houston Texans. He spent three-plus seasons in Houston before landing with the Miami Dolphins in late Sept. 2011 after being waived by the Texans. Slaton played in three games for the Dolphins last season and went to camp with Miami this summer but failed to make the final cut and was released on Sept. 1, 2012.