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Peppers agent: Eagles made offer

Julius Peppers' agent, Carl Carey, confirmed my report from last night: That the Eagles made an offer for the free agent defensive end.

Peppers agent: Eagles made offer

The Eagles have made an offer to free agent defensive end Julius Peppers. (AP Photo/Rick Havner, File)
The Eagles have made an offer to free agent defensive end Julius Peppers. (AP Photo/Rick Havner, File)

Julius Peppers' agent, Carl Carey, confirmed my report from last night: That the Eagles made an offer for the free agent defensive end.

The Bears, however, made the best offer and Peppers is heading to Chicago today. All signs indicate that the Bears and Peppers will get a deal done, but Carey wrote in a text message this morning that "we will see where things go from there."

There was a report from FOXSports' Jay Glazer that Green Bay defensive end Aaron Kampman was scheduled to visit the Eagles, but he later back off that claim and said that the Eagles had xsimply just spoke to Kampman's agent, Neil Cornirch. Attempts to reach Cornrich were unsuccessful.

Kampman is the same age (30) as Peppers and would cost the Eagles considerably less. Some believe he would provide as much an upgrade as Peppers would. Kampman, however, struggled last season. Some of those woes could be pinned on the Packers moving to a 3-4 defense and Kampman being turned into an outside linebacker. Kampman also suffered a torn ACL in Game 10. He had only 3.5 sacks in nine games last season, but compiled the third-most sacks in the NFL between 2006-08.

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Peppers, though, has become the prize of the 2010 free agent class. In a new league year in which the free agency field has been diluted by the lack of a salary cap, he is expected to command top dollar. The former Carolina end made his fifth Pro Bowl appearance last season after recording 10.5 sacks. The 30-year-old has 81 career sacks.

While the Eagles have yet to announce any free agent signings or any potential visits from free agents, they did lock up fullback Leonard Weaver to a three-year deal. Here's our report from earlier.

Check back for more as the first full day of free agency continues.

 

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
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