Originally written on NFL Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 10/24/14
Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune writes that the Chicago Bears could approach DE Julius Peppers about restructuring his current contract that will pay him a sizable base salary of $12.9 million for the 2013 season. Peppers currently counts $16.3 million against the team’s salary cap and is under contract for another three season with base salaries of $13.9 million and $16.5 million coming his way in 2014 and 2015. Defensive tackle Henry Melton is an obvious candidate for the team’s franchise tag, which will cost them $8.3 million. This figure can always be reduced if they’re to agree on a long-term contract extension at some point down the road. Julius Peppers, 33, recorded his fifth straight Pro-Bowl season and is still playing at a very high level. Renegotiating his current wouldn’t force him to take a pay cut. Instead, these types of adjustments typically convert a player’s base salary into a signing bonus that’s prorated over the remainder of the current deal. Chicago could also free up some extra cash by re-signing CB Charles Tillman to a multi-year extension. We should know whether or not the Bears intend address these player’s contracts in the near future, as they’ll have to make a decision regarding their franchise tag by March 4. The post Bears Could Approach DE Julius Peppers About Restructuring His Contract appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
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