Report: Bears trying to trade Julius Peppers (before cutting him)
The Bears are reportedly trying to trade Julius Peppers. Which means they're about to cut him.
Julius Peppers is not long for Chicago. In what is likely a last-ditch effort before cutting him, the Bears are reportedly trying to shop Peppers around the league.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports the Bears are calling around and trying to see if anyone is interested in Peppers via trade.
No one will be.
No shocker there; Schefter notes that a trade is "unlikely." Peppers signed a six-year, $84 million deal when he left the Panthers after the 2009 season.
Chicago got good production out of Peppers for several years but it wasn't a stunner when Phil Emery noted that Peppers would be part of the "evaluation" process this offseason.
The defensive end is older, his production is starting to slow down and he's got a ridiculous $18 million cap hit in 2014.
The trade rumors on Peppers -- and this is the case with many veteran NFL players -- are nothing but a precursor to his release.
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