The Buffalo Bills are now considered “frontrunners” for the services of New York Jets free agent wideout Brad Smith.
Buffalo has an offer on the table for Smith.
According to Rotoworld, the Bears have “backed off” of the Jets do-it-all receiver.
The jack-of-all-trades return man was a personal favorite of mine, a free agent choice who I thought was a wise player to seek; especially with Danieal Manning slated to leave town.
Now with Smith out of the mix, look for the Bears to intensify the efforts to re-up center Olin Kreutz and get a deal done to say farewell to Greg Olsen.
Another potential target gone: According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, free agent left tackle Jermon Bushrod is returning to the Saints, signing a two-year contract. The New Orleans offensive lineman was someone the Bears were looking at to help upgrade Cutler’s blind side.
Update: Brad Smith will not be a Bear. The Bills have reportedly signed Smith to a four-year contract worth $15 million, via ESPN’s Adam Schefter.