Kevin Jones listed the Buffalo Bills as one of the teams interested in him on Saturday and that interest has materialized into a visit. Profootballtalk.com reports that Jones will visit the team at its Orchard Park, N.Y., headquarters on Wednesday.
The Bears have made a contract offer to Jones with hopes of bringing him back to share the workload with Matt Forte and Garrett Wolfe. The Bills could potentially offer a situation with more play time. Marshawn Lynch finds himself in legal trouble for the second consecutive offseason and Fred Jackson is the only other back in place. Buffalo had tried to lure Fred Taylor before he signed in New England.
Jones told the Sun-Times that Cincinnati, Cleveland, the New York Jets and Tampa Bay were also interested in him. The Bucs are probably out after they signed Derrick Ward.
*** Speaking of the Bucs, two leagues disputed a report by the Fox affiliate in Tampa that Rex Grossman visited the Buccaneers today.
"That would be news to me,'' said one source close to the situation.
Grossman has a visit scheduled Thursday with the Cincinnati Bengals who are looking for a backup to Carson Palmer after Ryan Fitzpatrick left for Buffalo. Grossman is competing for that spot right now with J.P. Losman and J.T. O'Sullivan.
A source said that the Detroit Lions may be in play for Grossman soon.
*** One ex-Bear who did land in Cincinnati is running back Cedric Benson. He re-upped with the Bengals for two years at $7 million. Benson's signing could affect the chance of Jones landing here.
*** Can we put the Jay Cutler trade talk to rest? The latest out of Denver is the quarterback will have a sit down with coach Josh McDaniels next week.
"Let me be as clear as I can about this," McDaniels told NFL.com. "We are not trading Jay Cutler -- period."
So, I guess that rules out all combinations of Jerry Angelo draft picks and players for the strong-armed Cutler.