The New York Daily News reports the Jets have interest in free agent SS T.J. Ward.
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They're the third team to be connected to Ward, joining Detroit and Denver. Assuming the Broncos are willing to pony up the money -- and they have plenty of cap space -- we're considering Denver the favorites for Ward. Ward would help the Jets, but they have bigger needs to fill on offense and at cornerback.
According to ESPN's Adam Caplan, it would be a "small upset" if the Falcons didn't land free agent OG Jon Asamoah.
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Caplan reports Asamoah would start at right guard, bookending LG Justin Blalock. The Falcons need multiple reinforcements on the offensive line, but securing Asamoah would be a good start. He's an effective pass blocker and plays with a mean streak. New assistant GM Scott Pioli drafted Asamoah in Kansas City.
According to the Chicago Tribune, DE Michael Bennett has emerged as the Bears' "top target" in free agency.
The Bears are in "strong pursuit" of Martellus' brother, and reportedly hope to replace Julius Peppers with Michael at right defensive end. Two club officials told the Tribune they expect Bennett to sign with Chicago "after free agency opens at 3 p.m. (CT) Tuesday." Bears GM Phil Emery has a strong working relationship with agent Drew Rosenhaus, who reps Bennett. It sounds like it's just a matter of time before Bennett is rushing quarterbacks in the Windy City.