Dec 1, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers (90) tackles Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) for a sack as defensive tackle Jay Ratliff (96) comes in in the first quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Vikings win 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Julius Peppers released by Chicago Bears

With the NFL free agency period officially underway, veterans from across the league are being cut and shopped. Earlier today, it was reported that the Bears had been shopping Julius Peppers around the league. With no teams taking the bait, Peppers, an 8-time Pro Bowler, was officially cut by the Chicago Bears today.

I’m not sure what kind of interest Peppers will garner on the open market, but it seems highly likely that the veteran defensive end will sign with a contender.

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