The Bears may be going "hog wild" in free agency, after all.
NFL.com's Jason La Canfora is reporting that the Bears top free-agent target is none other than Julius Peppers.
That the Bears are reportedly targeting the belle of the free agent ball makes sense on two levels. Given the win-or-else mandate coach Lovie Smith and general manager Jerry Angelo are under, why not try to make a splash in free agency? Secondly, the Bears, as everybody knows, need a defensive end who can put consistent pressure on opposing quarterbacks.
La Canfora also reports that Packers defensive end Aaron Kampman, who is recovering from a knee injury, is also being watched closely by the Bears.
As reported on previous posts, many around the league have questioned Peppers' consistency and wonder if he'll lose motivation after signing a lucrative, long-term deal.
When he addressed three media members last Friday, team president Ted Phillips said the team wouldn't go "hog wild" in free agency, which is consistent with the team's approach in recent years.