NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport confirmed Monday that the Bears are looking to move Peppers, according to a source informed of the team's plans. If they can't find a trading partner, Peppers will be released. Rapoport expects Peppers to be cut in time for Chicago to make a big move for a pass rusher on the free-agent market. The Bears also cut Michael Bush earlier in the day.
The Peppers release will not be a surprise. We fully expected him to get thrown overboard because of his $13.9 million salary and $20 million cap number.
Peppers joined the Bears in 2010 and received the largest contract ever given to a defensive player. He lived up to the hype for his first few seasons with the team, but he's no longer worth superstar money at age 34.