The Bears have taken an illegal running head start towards free agency, according to the Chicago Tribune.
David Kaplan reports that the representative for Julius Peppers, Carl Carey, met with Bears brass during the NFL Scouting Combine. Carey has only one active contract in the NFL, so he’s not just chit-chatting.
We know: this stuff happens all the time. It happens so much, the word “tampering” isn’t even in the story in the Tribune.
Denials will come swiftly Wednesday, but the league has to have a problem when their rules are flaunted so publicly.