The NFL free agent signing period began today and the Chicago Bears made news with the addition of former Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Lamar Houston, but that has now led to rumors of the team looking to trade veteran Julius Peppers.
The 34-year-old Peppers has enjoyed an outstanding career in the league, amassing 119 sacks and forcing 40 fumbles. His experience and leadership will help any team in 2014 and the latest from Gregg Rosenthal is the Green Bay Packers are one of the teams expressing interest.
Peppers does have a large salary for the upcoming football season, nearly $14 million in base salary; that's one of the main reasons Chicago is looking to deal the defensive end, but if a new contract could be worked out, Green Bay could add the veteran and help their chances of making the playoffs next season.
The biggest news and rumors surrounding the Packers are potential signings of players that would help the offense, especially at tight end, but with the lack of a pass rush the past couple of years, adding a player like Peppers would be a huge upgrade on the defensive line and a move that could have the team and its fans thinking Super Bowl in the upcoming NFL season.