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Report: Bears deal with Peppers is imminent

Posted on: March 5, 2010 1:54 pm
Edited on: March 5, 2010 3:14 pm
Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers signing with the Chicago Bears is imminent, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday, citing an unnamed source.

The paper also said the Bears will hold a news conference later Friday to announce the singing of Peppers, running back Chester Taylor and tight end Brandon Manumaleuna.

New England and Philadelphia have also made a push for Peppers, but Chicago is offering a higher annual salary, the Sun-Times said.

Since: Mar 7, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2010 2:11 pm

Report: Bears likely to sign Peppers, C. Taylor

That is assuming that there is cap space to eat up.... at this point in time teams are over-spending (with some of the back-loaded contracts that players/teams signed in years past) assuming that no collective bargaining agreement will be reached and this year will remain un-capped

Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2010 2:11 pm

Report: Bears likely to sign Peppers, C. Taylor

What cap? and the bears have a lot of cap room if there was a cap

Since: May 19, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2010 2:09 pm

Shift in the balance of power?

Wow - big signing for the Bears.  Adding Julius Peppers to an already stout defense that will be welcoming back Brian Urlacher (their heart and soul) is HUGE.  Chester Taylor will be a nice counterbalance to Matt Forte, who is not an every down kind of guy.  Now if they could add a big time wideout for Jay Cutler to throw to - they will be a tough team to match up with and more difficult to score on.

Trade for Boldin sounds good to me.  Signing TO might not be bad deal, either.

Since: Feb 13, 2008
Posted on: March 5, 2010 2:08 pm

Not Sure How To Feel

Does Pepper make the Bear's better, sure.  Do we need a pass rusher, no doubt.  Is Peppers worth the money he will require from the Bears, I really don't know.  He's 30 yrs old, is a "me guy", and will eat up CRAZY cap space.

Since: Dec 10, 2007
Posted on: March 5, 2010 2:03 pm

Report: Bears likely to sign Peppers, C. Taylor

Go trade that 3rd round pick for Boldin

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