The Bears Beat (03.04.13): Why reworking Peppers deal might not make sense

March 4th, 2013 - 5:46 pm

A look at why the Bears reworking the Julius Peppers contract might not make long-term financial sense just to free up cap room this offseason. Plus, the challenge the Bears face in freeing up that cap space. And more news from around the NFL.

Reworking Peppers deal may prove too costly
Mon Mar 4 11:35:00 2013
The Chicago Bears already have restructured the contract of Julius Peppers once, and that’s a primary reason the club may look …

Eight players receive the franchise tag in 2013 (Shutdown Corner)
Mon Mar 4 16:29:34 2013
After 13 players received the franchise tag in 2011, and an NFL-record 21 players received the franchise tag in 2012, the …

Ten Thoughts on the NFL: Chicago Bears and beyond
Mon Mar 4 15:00:11 2013
1) Jake Long is not worth $11 million a year. That’s just silly talk, especially for a player whose 2012 season …

Bears face challenge to free up cap space
Mon Mar 4 13:10:30 2013
The $8.45 million salary cap charge associated with the franchise designation placed Friday on Chicago Bears defensive tackle …

2013 NFL Free agency: Tight ends
Mon Mar 4 13:00:07 2013
The Bears have at need a tight end. This is nothing new. The Kellen Davis experiment did not work out as planned and …

Agent says Cowboys placing franchise tag on Anthony Spencer (National Football Post)
Mon Mar 4 13:00:00 2013
Dallas will secure him for second year with tag

Report: 49ers will release David Akers (National Football Post)
Mon Mar 4 12:51:00 2013
Kicker struggled through 2012

Draft Spotlight: OT Lane Johnson
Mon Mar 4 10:32:13 2013

Football, Drugs and the Chicago Bears: A GM’s Perspective
Mon Mar 4 10:29:31 2013
As the news broke about J’Marcus Webb’s run-in with the law, I spent some reflection time thinking about what this …

NFL Franchise Tag Deadline Day (Open Thread)
Mon Mar 4 10:12:55 2013
The Chicago Bears are one of a handful of teams that have designated their franchise tag. They slapped it on Henry …

Chat alert: Michael C. Wright at 1 CT
Mon Mar 4 09:33:32 2013
ESPNChicago.com’s Michael C. Wright takes your Bears questions during a live chat at 1 p.m. CT Monday. Click here to submit …

Draft Spotlight: OT D.J. Fluker
Mon Mar 4 09:31:54 2013

Urlacher working toward 2013 season
Mon Mar 4 08:19:25 2013
While the Chicago Bears have spent the entire offseason publicly dodging questions about the future of Brian Urlacher, it looks …

Top 5 Under the Radar Free Agents the Chicago Bears Should Target
Mon Mar 4 06:27:54 2013
The 2013 NFL league year is just about a week away and the free agent feeding frenzy is about to begin. The Chicago Bears …