While Kentucky and Connecticut go to battle in one of the more improbable NCAA title games, the machine that is the NFL never stops, and the rumors continue to stream in. The Bears had a busy day, hosting former Buccaneers and Vikings quarterback Josh Freeman and signing long snapper Chad Rempel.
Rounding up more of the latest Windy City news below…
- Don’t count on the Bears signing Freeman after his Monday workout, reports ESPN.com’s Jeff Dickerson (via Twitter).
- The Chicago Tribune asks its readers to vote on whether Freeman would be a good backup option to Jay Cutler.
- The Bears worked out three running backs today — Nate Eachus (via National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson), Phillip Tanner and Javon Ringer (via Chicago Tribune’s Brad Biggs). Eachus was signed by the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent from Colgate University in 2012, playing sparingly before sitting out 2013. Tanner saw limited action for the Cowboys the past three years, while Ringer spent the past four with the Titans.
- Former cornerback Terry Cousin, who played in Chicago from 1997-99, joined his old team in a staff role, earning the title of director of player engagement, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune writes.
- Rempel’s signing is insurance for 16-year veteran and free agent Patrick Mannelly, who is coming off hip surgery and considering retirement, writes CSN Chicago’s Chris Boden.