If the Washington Redskins were ever in the running for free-agent defensive end Julius Peppers, it looks like a lost cause now. Peppers will meet with the Chicago Bears on Friday, according to Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune.
I would be very surprised if Peppers leaves the building without a contract in hand. So now it looks like the Redskins are out of the running on two of the big-ticket items in free agency, Peppers and linebacker Karlos Dansby, who is headed to South Florida to meet with the Dolphins.
At one point this evening, Adam Schefter indicated that Peppers and former Packers defensive end Aaron Kampman were connected. I thought Kampman's lack of athleticism was exposed this past season, so it's hard to imagine him as an outside linebacker for the Redskins.
As we've already discussed, former Cardinals safety Antrel Rolle is headed to the Meadowlands to visit with the Giants. I wouldn't expect him to leave campus without signing a contract.