Michael Johnson's agent is a popular man right now.
During the first 24 hours of the three-day negotiating period, the Cincinnati Bengals free-agent defensive end has been linked to at least three NFC teams.
Smith might have competition from his former team, however. The Bears' first choice reportedly is defensive end Michael Bennett, but Chicago has inquired about Johnson, according to ESPN Chicago. The Bears are in desperate need of a pass rusher who can take the place of the declining Julius Peppers.