The Chicago Bears Land Two Big Free Agents in Peppers and Taylor

March 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Chicago Bears have officially made the biggest moves in free agency, though they basically had no choice. They were forced to add big—time players, because this could be the last year with this coaching staff and they don’t have a draft pick until the third round.
Julius Peppers is an instant upgrade at DE. Put him on the defensive line with Tommie Harris, Alex Brown and Mark Anderson and this line could be the best since their Super Bowl season. Also, when you consider Lance Briggs, Brian Urlacher and others will be on the field at the same time and that could be scary for opposing offenses.
The reason the Bears landed the top free agent in the class, Julius Peppers, was because they were aggressive before free agency started and they were committed when it did start.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the deal is believed to be in the range of a six-year, $72 million contract with $40-45 million in the first three years. That’s a lot of ...

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