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Report: Matt Forte not expected to require surgery, Bears discuss signing Monte Ball

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Chicago Bears head coach John Fox met the media today and he addressed the injured knees of Matt Forte and Eddie Royal. Fox says that both players are still being evaluated, but he doesn't expect either injury to require surgery. As far as a timetable goes, the most Fox is ready to reveal is that, "right now the feeling is I don't see it being season-ending with either one."

Both Forte and Royal exited yesterday's game with knee injuries and failed to return to action against the Vikings.

If Forte misses any time the Bears will probably start rookie Jeremy Langford in his place. The other running backs on the active roster are Ka'Deen Carey and Antone Smith. RB/FB Paul Lasike is on the practice squad.

ESPN's Chris Mortenson is reporting that the Bears are discussing adding free agent RB Monte Ball, who played for Fox in Denver. Mortenson is also saying that Forte could miss at least 2 weeks.

If Royal is unable to play, it should be Marquess Wilson getting the starting nod in his place. Rookie UDFA Cameron Meredith also figures to see an increased role as an offensive fill in.

Here are a few other quick hitting Tweets from today's media session.

What are your thoughts on Fox's comments, the trade deadline and on the 2 injured Bears?