A pair of NFC clubs could be suitors for Jets inside linebacker David Harris if he hits the open market when the new league year begins on March 10.
The Bears and Falcons could be players for Harris, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reported Friday.
One of the NFL’s more productive inside linebackers in recent seasons, the 31-year-old Harris notched 123 tackles for New York in 2014.
Harris would project to inside linebacker in the Bears’ new base 3-4 front. In Atlanta, Harris could fit at middle linebacker in a 4-3 scheme.
Harris is No. 36 on PFT’s Free Agent Hot 100.
Speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine earlier this week, Jets General Manager Mike Maccagnan indicated the Jets wanted to bring back Harris, who has been with the franchise throughout his eight-season NFL career.
However, the Jets could have some competition if Harris is unsigned when free agency begins.