We're now two days away from the start of NFL free agency, and there is no reason to doubt Chicago is hoping to make a splash. Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune reports defensive end Julius Peppers will be the Bears' top target.
Primary competition for Peppers could be New England, Philadelphia and Washington. ESPN.com's John Clayton reported earlier this week that Peppers expects to strike a deal quickly and likely will require a $12 million annual commitment to get the deal done.
As always, stay tuned.
Continuing around the NFC North:
Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times evaluates the Bears' offense prior to free agency.
Jeff Dickerson of ESPNChicago.com wouldn't be opposed to the Bears trading tight end Greg Olsen.
Green Bay will have to commit upwards of $14 million to its restricted free agents, writes Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Detroit coach Jim Schwartz reiterated at the scouting combine that he wants to calm his emotions during games, according to Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press.
In a law school exercise, the NFL defeated the Williams Wall in a version of the StarCaps case. Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press explains.