Matt Forte, who is headed for free agency, is familiar with coach Adam Gase's system and could step in for Lamar Miller, also a pending free agent.
With Letroy Guion signing a three-year, $11.75 million contract with the Packers, it could make it more difficult to bring back B.J. Raji.
There are indications that the Chargers seem willing to consider San Diego mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposal for a new stadium.
The Lions won't miss facing Matt Forte if he departs the NFC North, but they probably won't sign him, either.
ESPN's Matt Bowen named Vic Beasley as one of five rookies "ready to pop in Year 2," citing the linebacker's improvement as the 2015 season progressed.
Free agent running back Matt Forte confirmed Friday that he was told that he would not be re-signed by the Chicago Bears.