The Bears could be in competition with another NFC North foe for veteran cornerback Lito Sheppard.
Profootballtalk.com, citing a league source, reports that Chicago and Detroit are both interested in signing Lito Sheppard.
Sheppard, who was traded from the Eagles to the Jets last year, was cut last week. He started nine games last season and appeared in 11.
The Bears need for a safety has been widely reported. They could also use another cornerback, which may also give them the option of moving veteran cornerback Charles Tillman to free safety.
When contacted by the Sun-Times, Sheppard's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, had no comment.