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Chicago Bears Free Agency Open Thread

New tight end Brandon Manumaleuna is wrapped up.  Now what about Greg Olsen?  Is it a foregone conclusion he'll be traded?  Or will Mike Martz work his magic with him? 

Has Julius Peppers signed yet?  Get that man locked up JA!

What about Chester Taylor?  Would Taylor beat out Matt Forte?  Would they split carries 50/50?

Any news on a free safety?

Free Agency is heating up!

BradBiggs :

With @Jay_Glazer reporting Peppers & Taylor are getting physicals, deals have to be imminent. They're not going to take physicals and watch


From The Sporting News reporting on a story from Sirius NFL Radio:


A source told the network that the Bears have a "pretty good offer" on the table for Peppers, and chances are they won't let him leave the Windy City without a whole lot of cash.

From Neil Hayes:

A press conference announcing the signings of Peppers, Taylor and tight end Brandon Manumaleuna is expected to be held at Halas Hall later this afternoon.

The source said that although the Patriots and Eagles have also made offers for Peppers, the deal the Bears are offering is worth millions more per season and it would be a huge upset if Peppers left Halas Hall, where he is visiting today, without signing what is expected to be a six-year contract with approximately $12 million per year with the first three years guaranteed.

The source said the Eagles and Pats are offering deals that are closer to $10 million per year.