Martellus Bennett has spent the past month trying to lure his his brother, Seattle Seahawks pass rusher Michael Bennett, to Chicago.
Now the Bears front office is following suit.
Multiple sources tell the Chicago Tribune the Bears are "in play" for Bennett. Although the team is also reported to be one of seven teams in the mix for Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson, the focus is on Bennett.
In fact, the Tribune's Brad Biggs continues to hear general manager Phil Emery is "strong in pursuit" of Bennett.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport confirms the Bears "will be a player" for Bennett once free agency begins on Tuesday.
If Chicago does land a defensive end, veteran Julius Peppers likely will be released in a corresponding move.
Bennett ranks No. 9 on Around The League's list of the top 101 free agents.
He has stated a preference for re-signing with the Seahawks. Priorities have a way of changing once millions of dollars start flying around.
In addition to the Bears and Seahawks, Bennett has been linked to the Raiders, Jaguars and 49ers. He won't lack for suitors when the bell rings Tuesday.
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