The Bears potentially could move on from running back Jordan Howard if the right deal is presented.
According to ESPN, which cited unidentified sources, multiple teams approached the Bears last week at the combine in Indianapolis to discuss a trade involving Howard. Conversations between Chicago and interested teams are “ongoing” with the start of the new league year less than a week away.
Howard, selected by the Bears in the fifth round of the 2016 draft, has spent three seasons with Chicago. He’s entering the final year of his rookie deal and is set to make $2.025 million in 2019, ProFootballTalk noted.
The 24-year-old had 250 carries for 935 yards last season, but he fell just short of his third straight 1,000-plus yard season while splitting time with Tarik Cohen.
Howard ran for at least 1,122 yards in each of his first two years in the NFL, but he has not shown as much progress as a receiver, as he caught 20 passes for 145 yards last season.