Are the Bears better off letting Peppers and Tillman go?

Are the Bears better off letting Peppers and Tillman go?
February 11, 2014, 5:15 pm
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CSN Staff

Charles Tillman and Julius Peppers would no doubt like to forget the 2013 season, at least on some level.

Both veterans -- former defensive standouts in their own right -- were dealt bad blows with injuries and/or ineffectiveness.

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Tillman missed the final half of the season with a triceps injury, the first time he had failed to play in at least 15 games in a season since 2004.

Meanwhile, Peppers, an eight-time Pro Bowler, recorded just 7.5 sacks and two stuffs, his lowest output in each statistical category since 2007.

Tillman turns 33 later this month while Peppers just celebrated his 34th birthday in January. How much do they really have left in the tank?

CSN producer Ryan McGuffey and Bears Insider John "Moon" Mullin try to answer that very question in Tuesday's "Rundown," actually going so far as saying the Bears may be better off letting the pair of veterans walk.

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"I think Branch Rickey in baseball once said 'It's better to trade a guy one year too soon than one year too late,'" Moon said. "So making a move and going forward with the strategy in the draft makes a whole lot of sense."

Check out the entire video above and let us know your take in the comments section below.