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2013 NFL Free Agency Update: Bears shown interest in Ramon Foster, Brian Urlacher (Open Thread)

Legal tampering began at midnight last night, and we're now only two days away from the beginning of the 2013 NFL league year, and the start of Free Agency. Enjoy your Saturday pre-FA Open Thread.

Jonathan Daniel

The NFL allowed teams this year the ability to speak with player agents a few days before Free Agency actually begins, so as to prevent illegal tampering. And yesterday afternoon, only hours before the new legal tampering period began, sent a memo to every team telling them they still can't agree to contracts until Tuesday (March 12th) at 4pm ET, either verbally, implicitly, or written.

That means this weekend is likely to be a lot more quiet than the media and fans would have hoped, but we'll keep our ears to the ground just in case. Doug Farrar explains everything HERE.

MORE: For a complete list of Chicago Bears free agents, click - HERE -

-- Chicago Bears updates, starting with Sun-Times beat writer Sean Jensen --

At this point, any news on potential offensive linemen via Free Agency or the Draft is good news, so stay tuned for more on that front.

-- UPDATE: Brad Biggs has info that RB Armando Allen has been locked up. --

-- UPDATE: Biggs also has the scoop that six teams have expressed interest in LB Nick Roach. For so many years, the Bears fielded one of the best LB corps in all of football, and now it's suddenly in flux. --

-- UPDATE: Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago reported that the Chicago Bears will not tender RFA Nate Collins, and Brad Biggs asked Collins about his future. In short, Collins will test the market, but open to a return to Chicago. --

Also, some other news from last night and early this morning:

The Kansas City Chiefs signed CB Dunta Robinson (LINK) - They were able to do that because Robinson was previously cut, and was not a free agent.

The Falcons re-signed safety William Moore (LINK) - He was all set to become a free agent on Monday, so kudos to Atlanta for wrapping that up.

Oh, and did you hear about WR Mike Wallace?

Tom Brady probably won't sleep for a couple of days once he hears that.

As mentioned last night, John Clayton said on ESPN that he thinks a deal with Brian Urlacher will get done in coming days, so stay tuned for more on that.

This is your Saturday pre-Free Agency Open Thread... Have fun!