"Any player that's available, we look at," said Smith via the Associated Press. "That's been our standard policy throughout. That'll be the case with Larry."
I know it's the standard policy, but if the Bears were using his off-the-field stuff as an automatic no, Smith would have said so.
The Bears are the third team to not rule out making a move with Larry Johnson. Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said he would take a look at LJ and Redskins head coach Jim Zorn said he would have to have a few conversations about that.
And, as we just noted, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said he thought another team with a higher waiver claim would get LJ before the Pats even had a chance.
He argues that LJ could help one of those teams in the stretch run.
The waiver wire claims (if any) should be in around 3:00 PM tomorrow afternoon.