Which linebacker position do you see Jon Bostic playing this season?
It appears that Jon Bostic will compete for a starting position at both middle linebacker and the strongside position this season with converted defensive end
I know that defensive end
There's been a lot of speculation from media and fans about Julius Peppers' future with the Bears, but all that is is speculation. All that really matters is what the team intends to and general manager Phil Emery is not going to discuss those plans publicly. Asked Thursday at the Combine about how much the salary cap comes into play when evaluating Peppers, Emery said: "That would be a contract question and I think I have had a very demonstrated history of not answering those questions. I will say that Julius is part of our football team. He is under contract. We're all coming off an 8-8 season. We have a lot to improve upon and that is where our heads are at." Bears coach Marc Trestman also commented on Peppers Thursday, saying: "Julius has been an important part of our locker room. His work ethic was exceptional during the whole season. His focus was good. I'm sure he'll tell you as we all did that he had very, very good moments and moments when he didn't play as well as he would have liked."
As highlighted on ChicagoBears.com, the Bears recently signed defensive end
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Players who were in the final year of their contracts in 2013 do not become free agents until the beginning of the new league year March 11. However, individuals such as Austen Lane who were not with a team are considered "street free agents" and can sign with any club at any time.