Soon after Cardinals safety Antrel Rolle was released by the Cardinals earlier today, it was reported that the Bears are already in negotiations with his agent Drew Rosenhaus. And just two weeks after CEO Ted Phillips stated publicly that the Bears wouldn’t go “hog wild” in free agency, it also appears that the Bears may be the market setters for DE Julius Peppers. In addition to trying to land Rolle.
Indeed, it seems that Angelo, Smith and company are desperate. Just as long as we don’t have another 2000, when the Bears signed the likes of Phillip Daniels, Thomas Smith and Shaun Wooden to market-setting deals. What happened then? Smith and Wooden were busts, cut a year later, and Daniels while solid never lived up to his $22 million contract.
Enjoy free agency all. I’ll be watching, but unable to post for the next two weeks or so. Go Bears!