Bears GM Phil Emery has been discussing what he and the rest of the organization are looking for in their next head coach since firing Lovie Smith.
As the hunt in Chicago continues, six additional teams also continue the same search, and Smith's name is now reported to be in the mix outside of the Windy City.
According to Rotoworld Football, the Buffalo Bills plan to interview Smith, whose Cover-two defense would work well with the Bills, who ranked 26th in points allowed last year.
Former Bills head coach Chan Gailey posted a 6-10 record last season and a career 16-32 record in Buffalo since he took over the position in 2010.
As part of our coverage leading up to the 2017 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of more than 100 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player.
Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama
6'3" | 286 lbs.
69 tackles, 16 TFL, 10.5 sacks, 3 FR
"Outstanding leader and athlete with an ability to rush the passer from outside or inside. Has produced against the run and pass thanks to his strength, agility, elite hand usage, and plus footwork. He might not be the cleanest fit inside as a full-time tackle for some teams, but his talent should trump any size concerns. Allen is a likely first-round selection with Pro Bowl potential down the road." — Lance Zierlein, NFL.com
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This is an enlightening glimpse into the craziness that is the world of NFL free agency.
The MMQB published a longform recap of 24 hours in the life of ESPN's Adam Schefter at the start of NFL free agency and apparently it also included a moment where he advised Alshon Jeffery on the receiver's contract situation.
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Before Jeffery signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, the former Bears wideout called Schefter to see what the market was like for receivers:
But here's the kicker:
The MMQB circled back on the news later and Jeffery never called Schefter back, instead giving the news to Schefter's ESPN colleague Josina Anderson to break about the Eagles deal.
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