Where's your money at on the outcome of this one? I can see three possible scenarios coming. 1) Pep accepts a major reduction is his salary to somewhere around the $5 mil Seattle signed Michael Bennett for last year. That takes his cap hit down by about $9 mil and allows Emery the cap space he needs to bring back at least some of his vet DLineman. No matter how good Pep can be the Bears can't afford an $18 mil cap hit. 2) Pep declines and any restructure without a major reduction in salary just delays the inevitable and increases the potential dead cap space next year. The recovery of the cap space gained by releasing him is too great to ignore so Emery designates him for a June 1st release (gains $14 mil in cap space) and allows him to begin to negotiate with other teams. 3) Emery has enough cap space for now to do what he plans, or he can restructure other deals, and he decides to wait on Pep leaving their proposal on the table hoping that after his agent sounds some teams out about their interest Pep will decide to accept his proposal and cut his salary. I guess they could also release him and try to re-sign him for less but if they do my guess is he'll head for Lovie down in TB. So what's the consensus of others around here? Of all of the moves Emery has to make this one has the biggest price tag attached to it and yet if there was any way to keep Pep he'd sure like to do it and eliminate the need to come up with another RDE who can do what Pep can.