The Chicago Tribune reports the Bears are interested in free agent DE Michael Bennett.
Per reporter Brad Briggs, the Bears are considering releasing Julius Peppers in order to sign Bennett. The Seahawks have also expressed a desire to retain him, but are facing cap issues in 2014. One of the top defensive ends on the market, Bennett is believed to have a mutual interest in signing with Chicago and playing with his younger brother, TE Martellus Bennett. The 49ers and Raiders have also been linked to Bennett as possible landing spots.
The New York Daily News reports the Jets have expressed interest in free agent QB Shaun Hill.
Hill hasn't started a game since 2010, but would provide the Jets with a veteran backup to push Geno Smith in training camp. With Matt Cassel re-signed, Hill is Rotoworld's No. 4 free agent quarterback.
Vikings FB Jerome Felton confirmed that the team's chances of keeping free agent Toby Gerhart are "pretty low."
"Having played behind Adrian Peterson, I assume he wants to go somewhere where he can get more touches," Felton said. "I think there's going to be a lot of interest in him." Gerhart, 26, is doubtful to generate much free agent interest, but remains unlikely to be back with the Vikings.
USA Today's Tom Pelissero "would be surprised" if the Vikings didn't make a run at free agent DT Paul Soliai.
Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 Twin Cities confirms the Vikings have expressed interest. Soliai, 30, is fully expected to reach the open market and could sign with a team by next week. He could be a strong fit in Minnesota opposite Sharrif Floyd.
The Miami Herald reports the Dolphins remain "very interested" in free agent FS Louis Delmas.
Delmas visited with Miami last month, but left without a contract. He would be an upgrade over free agent Chris Clemons if signed. Delmas has also drawn interest from Atlanta and New Orleans.
The New York Post reports the Jets are interested in free agent CB Alterraun Verner.
It confirms the Jets are still fully expected to release Antonio Cromartie and could look to replace him if he's not open to reworking his contract. Verner has also drawn interest from the Vikings and Rams since the NFL's negotiating window opened on Saturday.
The Charlotte Observer reports free agent FS Mike Mitchell is drawing interest from the Bears, Eagles, Broncos and Falcons.
Mitchell had a breakout 2013 playing for the Panthers on a one-year deal, but is unlikely to be brought back due to salary cap constraints. He appeared in 15 games last season, finishing with 66 tackles, four interceptions, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles. Mitchell can play both safety positions and shouldn't have any trouble landing a multi-year deal.
ESPN.com's John Keim considers the Redskins a possible landing spot for free agent Aqib Talib.
Talib has ties to secondary coach Raheem Morris, but wouldn't be a great fit with outside corners DeAngelo Hall and David Amerson both under contract. Washington may be better suited to make a run at Captain Munnerlyn for his ability to play the slot. Talib is reportedly looking to be paid as a "top-of-the-market" corner and could command $8 million annually. It's worth noting Hall is open to playing safety, which could open up a hole for Talib to fill outside.