The Chicago Bears are amongst the teams making a late push to unload a player who is going to be grossly overpaid in 2014. The Bears are reportedly trying to trade defensive end Julius Peppers who is slated to make $13.9 million this season.
There is one problem, no one is interested in paying a 34 year-old defensive end making just under $14 million. The only way to move him is if he agrees to a huge pay cut.
From Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk:
For Peppers, the only way he gets traded if is he agrees to a major cut in pay. No one will pay him $13.9 million. Unless he’s being sent to a place he specifically wants to play, there’s no reason for him to agree to take a dollar less than the amount to which he’s entitled.
And so he most likely won’t be traded, and he undoubtedly will be cut. And that six-year, $84 million contract will end up being a four-year, $53.5 million package.
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