Tag: Julius Peppers

Reel Em' In: Defensive End Jared Allen Inks Four-Year Deal With Bears

Reel Em' In: Defensive End Jared Allen Inks Four-Year Deal With Bears
Jared Allen won’t be chasing down Jay Cutler anymore, instead he might just become his best pal. The 11th-year pro signed a four-year, $32 million deal with $15.5 million in guaranteed money with the Bears on Wednesday morning. The first two years of the deal are fully guaranteed. Allen is coming off a 2013 campaign,... Read more »

2014 NFL Free Agency: Bears smart about Tillman, Peppers and Idonije

2014 NFL Free Agency: Bears smart about Tillman, Peppers and Idonije
The Bears re-signed a key veteran last week, saw one head to an NFC North rival and another one return after spending last season with a different division rival. 33-year-old cornerback Charles Tillman re-upped with the Bears on a one-year, $3.5 million deal last Friday, while 34-year-old defensive end Julius Peppers signed a three-year, $26 million... Read more »

2014 NFL Free Agency: Bears officially release defensive end Julius Peppers

2014 NFL Free Agency: Bears officially release defensive end Julius Peppers
This move appeared to be on the horizon well before the Bears signed defensive end Lamarr Houston to open free agency on Tuesday. But Houston’s signing basically set it in stone. Chicago Bears team officials announced that the team has terminated the contract of Julius Peppers. Peppers still had two years left on his six-year,... Read more »
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Nice Addition: Bears ink defensive end Lamarr Houston to open free agency

Nice Addition: Bears ink defensive end Lamarr Houston to open free agency
The Bears made a splash as free agency opened up on Tuesday afternoon. After missing out on pass-rushers Michael Bennett and Michael Johnson, the Bears reeled in a very solid defensive end in Lamarr Houston. According to sources, Houston’s deal is a five-year, $35 million deal with $12.9 million in guaranteed money. The first three... Read more »

2014 NFL Off-Season: Will Henry Melton be back with the Bears?

2014 NFL Off-Season: Will Henry Melton be back with the Bears?
This is the second part of an in-depth series that will examine the status of the top Chicago Bears free agents. The defense will be the focus in this second part. The Bears have 26 free agents, including 22 unrestricted free agents this off-season. The NFL Combine (Feb. 22), free agent period (March 11) and... Read more »

2014 NFL Off-Season: Will Corey Wootton be back with the Bears?

2014 NFL Off-Season: Will Corey Wootton be back with the Bears?
This is the second part of an in-depth series that will examine the status of the top Chicago Bears free agents. The defense will be the focus in this second part. The Bears have 26 free agents, including 22 unrestricted free agents this off-season. Last week, we took a look at swing tackle Eben Britton’s future... Read more »
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Final Thoughts: Bears NFC North Crown Hopes Still Alive, But SNF Loss Stings

Final Thoughts: Bears NFC North Crown Hopes Still Alive, But SNF Loss Stings
With the NFC North crown in sight, the Chicago Bears blew their chances in arguably the biggest game of the year. After the perfect scenario played out for the Bears on Sunday (a Green Bay loss and a Detroit loss), the windy city crew still couldn’t capitalize. Losing 54-11 may seem like a blow out,... Read more »

Week 16 NFL Game Preview: Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles

Week 16 NFL Game Preview: Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles
The Chicago Bears and Philadelphia Eagles will go head-to-head for the 43rd time ever on Sunday night. Chicago leads the all-time series 30-11-1. The Bears beat the Eagles, 30-24, the last time these two NFC teams met in 2011 at Lincoln Financial Field. In that game, Bears running back Matt Forte totaled 150 yards, while... Read more »

Five Players To Watch: Week 16 (Jennings, Bostic, Peppers, M. Bennett, Conte)

Five Players To Watch: Week 16 (Jennings, Bostic, Peppers, M. Bennett, Conte)
The Chicago Bears travel to Philadelphia with only one goal in mind, winning. Two weeks remain, but the Bears focus is on the Eagles and nothing else. At 8-6, the Bears need to play playoff caliber football on both sides of the ball. The defense has stepped up the past two weeks, allowing the offense... Read more »
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Final Thoughts: Resilient Bears Overcame Penalties And Bad Weather To Get Big Win

Final Thoughts: Resilient Bears Overcame Penalties And Bad Weather To Get Big Win
Five hours and 13 minutes later the Bears pulled out the win. A win that may have saved the Bears season. It was a classic that’s for sure, but before the hour and fifty three minute weather delay things looked hopeless for the “Monsters of the Midway.” Josh McCown and the offense were ineffective and... Read more »