This is the second straight day that he has been limited, but Forte believes that he will have a shot at playing on Monday. We’ll know more tomorrow when the Bears release their final injury report of the week.
Bears head coach Lovie Smith said that Forte “still has a long way to go,” so Forte’s obviously much more optimistic about his status for Week 4. With Michael Bush a little banged up, Forte could force the team consider playing him against Dallas, but that would require a pretty solid week of practice before it’s even a possibility.
The Bears brought in former Packers RB Ryan Grant for workout on Tuesday, but there’s no guarantee that he will be signed to their roster. A number of teams have shown minimal interest in Grant thus far, but they ultimately decided that they had better in-house options available.
Smith has mentioned that Forte has made “good progress” in his recovery.
Forte was initially believed to have suffered a high-ankle sprain that would have cost him somewhere between four to six weeks, but the Bears got some goods news late last week. It’s hard to say whether or not Forte has a shot of playing against Cowboys a week from today, but it’s at least encouraging that he is expected to return to the practice field this week.