Linebacker Larry Foote, released by the Steelers last week, has no immediate plans to retire and would like to sign with a contender, reports ESPN. Foote turns 34 in June and is coming off a torn biceps.
As speculation increases that free agent defensive end Michael Bennett will sign with the Bears, Bennett gave no strong hints in an interview on NFL Network. "You've just got to stay tuned, man, like a suspenseful movie," he said. "I've got to leave it suspenseful right now."
Bennett's brother, Bears tight end Martellus Bennett, continues to lobby for a family reunion in Chicago.
Michael Bennett had 8.5 sacks playing on a one-year deal with the Seahawks last season. His arrival in Chicago could clear the way for Julius Peppers' release.
The Vikings re-signed linebacker Larry Dean, who was eligible to be a restricted free agent, reports Pro Football Talk. Dean is a special teams standout who's played in 48 straight regular-season games since signing as an undrafted free agent in 2011.
The agent for free agent tight end Andrew Quarless said he's had discussions with eight teams since the negotiating period opened Saturday, reports ESPN.com. Among those are the Packers, who promoted Quarless to starter last season after Jermichael Finley suffered a neck injury.
Quarless finished with 32 catches for 312 yards and two touchdowns.
Report: 49ers a darkhorse contender for Michael Vick
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
The best opportunities for free agent Michael Vick are with the Jets and Raiders, but SI.com's Peter King suggests the 49ers as a darkhorse candidate to land the 33-year-old quarterback.
"Let’s say Vick gets only lukewarm interest to start, or to compete for a starting job," King wrote. "If so, and if the Niners want more than a third-string insurance policy for Colin Kaepernick, Vick might be willing to go to try to win a Super Bowl ring. He turns 34 in June."
Vick is fully expected to leave Philly after five seasons with the Eagles.
Free agent safety Jairus Byrd is seeking $9 million annually, reports SI.com's Peter King. The Rams and Dolphins are among the teams that have shown interest in Byrd, who seems destined to leave the Bills after making 22 interceptions in five years.
The Colts are close to re-signing cornerback Vontae Davis, and there's "every expectation it will get done Monday," reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Indy made keeping Davis a priority after he broke up 12 passes and made one interception while starting every game last season.