Linebacker Lance Briggs went through much of the past decade surrounded by a cast of friends that had some changes, but not really that many of his closests.
When Julius Peppers signed with the Green Bay Packers, he did so with a contract that guarantees him $7.5 million this season and will add $1 million in salary.
The point of every offseason is to improve from where a team finished the previous season: fix deficiencies, upgrade both the top, middle and bottom of the roster, mesh players with schemes.
The Bears’ parting with defensive end Julius Peppers last week had been coming since early stages of his consistently inconsistent 2013 season. The reasons are a little hazier, though.