Bears release Pro Bowl DE Peppers; sign DE Houston
The Chicago Bears released eight-time Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers on Tuesday. The move was hardly a surprise given the way he struggled last year and the fact that his salary cap hit next season was for more than $18 million. The Bears also agreed to a five-year contract with former Oakland Raiders defensive end Lamarr Houston on Tuesday. Full Story.(Photo: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The Denver Broncos have revamped their defensive secondary by agreeing to a deal with Pro Bowl safety T.J. Ward on Tuesday. Ward is coming off a season in which he had 129 tackles and two interceptions for the Cleveland Browns. General manager John Elway called Ward a "young, explosive strong safety who is going to bring a lot of energy and toughness to our secondary." Full Story.
As hard-hitting safety Donte Whitner headed out of the Bay Area for his hometown of Cleveland, the San Francisco 49ers wasted little time finding someone to fill his position with Antoine Bethea San Francisco also agreed to acquire quarterback Blaine Gabbert from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a sixth-round draft pick this year. The 49ers' secondary also lost cornerback Carlos Rogers. Full Story.
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Hall Of Fame
Ray Guy, Derrick Brooks, Walter Jones, Michael Strahan, Andre Reed, and Aeneas Williams, headlined this year's Hall of Fame class. More...
Canadians in the NFL
Several Canadians are playing in the NFL this season, including Nate Burleson, Orlando Franklin, and Jon Ryan. Canadians in the NFL
- February 18-25, 2014: Scouting Combine (Indianapolis)
- March 11, 2014: Free Agency Begins
- May 8-10, 2014: NFL Draft (New York)
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