The Jets are currently pursuing free agent quarterback Brian Hoyer, but the Bears could enter the mix for his services if he doesn’t end up in New York, reports Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com. Hoyer would be the backup to Jay Cutler in Chicago, which lacks an ideal reserve option. Neither David Fales nor Matt Blanchard has taken a regular-season snap, and Hoyer has an obvious connection to the Bears’ coaching staff in first-year offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains. Hoyer and Loggains worked together when the two were in Cleveland in 2014 (Loggains coached the Browns’ quarterbacks).
More from the NFC:
- The Seahawks haven’t made a pick in the first round since 2012, and it’s possible that streak will continue this year, according to Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com, who outlines why Seattle might look to trade down from No. 26.
- Evan Woodbery of the New Orleans Times-Picayune has the details on Tim Hightower‘s new one-year deal with the Saints, tweeting that it’s a minimum salary benefit contract that features an $80K signing bonus.
- The Falcons hosted Virginia Tech edge defender Dadi Nicolas for a pre-draft visit today, tweets Adam Caplan of ESPN.com. Nicolas has also visited Washington, per Aaron Wilson of NFPost.com, and made previously reported trips to Arizona and Pittsburgh this month.
Connor Byrne contributed to this post.