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NFL Rumors: Bears have no chance to trade Julius Peppers, without restructuring his deal


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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  • Lloyd A Brodnax

    Julius ” my man” Peppers… Do the right thing and agree 2Restructure your contract and that way you’ll still get paid and a recon structured contract may be a win-win 4U and your new team… Conversely, the Bears just release U and you’ll be hoping that a team will solicit U 4Your services but not for $13.9mil… I beg the ?…how much more money do you really need

  • Lloyd A Brodnax

    Restructure your contract… 3years @ $7.4 per year…$16.2 guaranteed and play 4the love of the game as you near the end of your career. Be honest with yourself…you’ve always been honest and upfront, so do the right thing and agree to a recon structured contract.

  • Brad Franks

    In other breaking news….The sky is blue!