Report: Bears trying to deal Julius Peppers

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  1. The Benjamin

    The Benjamin George Halas Staff Member

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    Posted by Mike Wilkening on March 10, 2014, 5:51 PM EDT
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    One of the prize free agent signings of recent years is reportedly on the trading block.

    According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Bears are seeking to deal defensive end Julius Peppers.

    Peppers, 34, recorded 45 tackles and seven sacks in 2013. He appeared in all 64 regular season games in his Bears career, notching 37.5 sacks in that span.

    Peppers is slated to make $13.9 million in salary in 2014, according to Rotoworld data. His compensation and age work against any deal, making Peppers a logical candidate to be released if a trade cannot be completed.

    Peppers has recorded 118.5 sacks since entering the NFL in 2002. He played eight seasons with Carolina before signing a monster deal to join Chicago in March 2010.
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    Ouch, his base salary is higher than I thought. I don't know how the hell they could even expect to find any interest. This is all so weird.
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    No team will trade for him knowing the Bears are set to cut him
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    *sigh*

    Too bad JA is no longer an NFL GM. He would definitely make us a deal. :smile:
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    There is no expectation that a team will pay. This is purely to give Peppers and his agent a glimpse of their true value.
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    Too bad the Mike Lombardis and Charlie Casserlys of the world aren't calling shots. We'd probably get 2 first round picks for him.
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    Interesting thought

    "Hey, Julius, we told the league we'd take a next year's 7th for you in trade and no one was interested"
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    Ah, interesting point. Well done weed hopper.
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    Bucs trying to get rid of Revis too. Maybe we could trade Pep for Revis. LOL. Wouldnt help the cap so wont happen but they want a DE and I suspect Lovie is watching Pep with Intent and we need a CB. Maybe we could both renegotiate reasonable contracts and make it work, besides we need a CB
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    That would make too much sense. ;)

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