The Chicago Bears were left with little choice but to release Julius Peppers and his big cap number earlier this week. If Peppers still has something left in the tank, which he likely does, then the last thing the Bears wanted was to see the veteran pass rusher sign with a division rival.
That’s exactly what happened Saturday morning, as Peppers has reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with the Green Bay Packers. Josina Anderson of ESPN reports the deal.
Source: Julius Peppers has agreed to terms with the Green Bay Packers on a 3-year deal.
— Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 15, 2014
Peppers’ sack number was down a bit in 2013 (7), but he is still a quality player and stands to make an impact with the right fit. The Packers never have a dominant defense; their success on that side of the ball depends largely on playmakers who can change the course of a game in a single play. Even on the back end of his career Peppers can still be that type of guy, making this an intriguing addition indeed.