The chase for Julius Peppers has apparently narrowed to three teams. According to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network, the Bears, Pats, and Eagles have all submitted offers to Peppers, as he decides between them.
With Peppers visiting Chicago on Friday, the Bears seem to remain the favorite to land the soon-to-be-former Panthers defensive end. Indeed, ESPN's indomitable Adam Schefter says that "barring an unexpected breakdown", that Peppers and Chicago will have a deal completed by Friday afternoon.
The 30-year old Peppers recorded 10.5 sacks last season for the Panthers, and is the premier free agent on the market during this uncapped year. He is reportedly looking for a deal in the $15 million/year range.
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