Report: Bears trying to deal Julius Peppers

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One of the prize free agent signings of recent years is reportedly on the trading block.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Bears are seeking to deal defensive end Julius Peppers.

Peppers, 34, recorded 45 tackles and seven sacks in 2013. He has appeared in all 64 regular season games in his four seasons with Chicago, notching 37.5 sacks in that span.

Peppers is slated to make $13.9 million in salary in 2014, according to Rotoworld data. His compensation and age work against any deal, making Peppers a logical candidate to be released if a trade cannot be completed.

Peppers has recorded 118.5 sacks since entering the NFL in 2002. He played eight seasons with Carolina before signing a monster deal to join Chicago in March 2010.