NFL Free Agency starts on March 9th, and the next few days will feature several a plethora of rumors for all teams around the league. While free agency doesn't officially start until Wednesday, the league has "legal tampering" days leading up to the start of the new team year, meaning teams can discuss contracts with any player - although a deal can't be signed until Wednesday. With that in mind, here are a few of the more interesting rumors and news tidbits around the NFC North.
Lions to pursue recently cut Mike Wallace?
The big news of the NFL today was the retirement of star Lions wideout Calvin Johnson, and while his production can't be replaced, one option that comes to mind is wide receiver Mike Wallace. Wallace was released by the Vikings earlier today, and Detroit will undoubtedly kick the tires to see if they can sign him. A true speedster and downfield threat, he could excel playing with a strong-arm quarterback like Matt Stafford. He had 39 catches for 472 yards and two touchdowns last season.
John Fox hoping to lure Trevathan to Bears
Bears head coach John Fox is hoping his relationship with Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan is enough to bring the star linebacker to Chicago, according to the Denver Post's Troy Renck:
#Bears clear favorite, as I said earlier, to land Trevathan. He predicted as much during Super Bowl week.— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) March 8, 2016
Trevathan had 109 tackles and two interceptions for the Broncos last year.
Forte could sign with the Packers
In what would be a nightmare for Bears fans everywhere, the Green Bay Packers have expressed interest in free agent running back Matt Forte, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Packers expressing interest in Bears free-agent RB Matt Forte, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 8, 2016
Chicago released Forte earlier this offseason after he recorded 898 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 218 carries in 2015.Back to the NFL Newsfeed