If you need running back Michael Turner to satisfy your free-agent needs, you’re going to have to wait.
Turner, according to Adam Schefter of the NFL Network, will visit the Atlanta Falcons.
The Bears are focusing on efforts to re-sign their own players and failed with tight end John Gilmore when it was learned this morning he is on his way to Tampa Bay to sign a three-year contract with the Buccaneers.
Wide receiver Bernard Berrian is visiting the Minnesota Vikings. They could put a full-court press on him. It’s tough to get up and walk out of the room if someone is continuing to throw money at you. If the Vikings’ bid for Berrian comes up short—and the Bears are hoping to get back in the action after not receiving a counter-proposal from agent Drew Rosenhaus last week—Minnesota is expected to turn its focus to Donte Stallworth. He is also represented by Rosenhaus.
It’s not certain what kind of market is shaping up for linebacker Lance Briggs. However, it appears that two teams who have long been rumored to be suitors for the three-time Pro Bowler are not going to be in the game. San Francisco and Washington, franchises that both tried to trade for him recently, are not believed to be interested. If the market stays quiet, it’s only going to enhance the Bears’ chances of bringing him back at a number closer to their liking.
Special teams stalwart Brendon Ayanbadejo is headed to Los Angeles for the weekend and will receive an alumni award on Sunday at UCLA. The Green Bay Packers could get involved for him soon.
Stay tuned for more soon.