Free Agency Update

| March 5th, 2010

Julius Peppers

Lovie flew to Carolina yesterday and has brought Peppers back with him today.  From all reports, Peppers should be a Bear.  The Pats and Eagles are also still in play, if only cosmetically.  But Adam Schefter just said on Sportscenter, “Barring a complete breakdown, Peppers will sign this afternoon.”
Chester Taylor
Reports are surfacing that the Bears are willing to guarantee Chester Taylor $8 million (I know, I’m shocked too.)  The reports must be serious because PFT is reporting that the Vikings are now fighting to keep the back in purple.
One thing must be stated.  If these two deals happen, we all need to back off the “cheap McCaskey” label.  These would be two terrific, expensive signings and our organization is finally showing a desire to do what is necessary to build a champion.