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Chicago Bears lose David Montgomery (knee) 4-5 weeks

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Oct 3, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) runs with the football in the first half against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 3, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) runs with the football in the first half against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery is expected to miss four to five weeks with a sprained knee, multiple outlets reported Tuesday.

Montgomery exited Sunday’s 24-14 victory against the Detroit Lions in the fourth quarter. He rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries.

The 100-yard outing was his second of the season and he leads the Bears with 309 rushing yards and three scores and has six catches for 49 yards.

The 24-year-old Montgomery rushed for 889 yards as a rookie in 2019 and 1,070 last season.

With Montgomery out, the Bears have Damien Williams and rookie Khalil Herbert on their 53-man roster at running back. Williams, 29, has 114 yards from scrimmage and one TD this season and could be in line to start next Sunday for the Bears (2-2) at the Las Vegas Raiders (3-1).

Chicago reportedly added some depth at receiver on Tuesday, acquiring 5-foot-7 Jakeem Grant for the Miami Dolphins for a 2023 sixth-round pick, according to NFL Network.

Grant primarily has served as a returner during his five-plus seasons in Miami, running back three punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns over the course of his career. Grant has also caught 91 passes for 1,001 yards and five touchdowns as a receiver.

–Field Level Media