The Bears only dressed three defensive tackles during Sunday's regular season opener and slid…
Point-Counterpoint: Julius Peppers
Former Chicago Bears GM Jerry Angelo made a splash on the first day of free agency in 2010, signing three highly touted free agents, one of whom was Julius Peppers, arguably the best 4-3 defensive end in the NFL. In his three years in Chicago, Peppers has not disappointed, leading the team in sacks each season. Yet his age, coupled with an escalating salary, has put the organization in a tough position. Bear Report Radio co-hosts Jeremy Stoltz and Brett Solesky debate whether or not Peppers is still worth the hefty sum he's due over the next three seasons. Brett Solesky: Julius Peppers' contract represents a microcosm of the Bears' salary cap and roster situation. Do you blow it up and start over with a massive overhaul of the roster or try to keep things together while extending the contracts of some of the younger players on the team? Peppers' cap hit is only going to increase with each subsequent season he remains on the team, meaning more money the longer he's on the roster...
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