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Ware, Peppers released as NFL free agency opens

National Football League

A couple of accomplished NFL pass rushers suddenly became available when DeMarcus Ware and Julius Peppers were released to create room under the salary cap in two of the biggest moves at Tuesday's start of the free-agency signing period.
The Bears cut ties with Peppers, who has 118½ sacks in 12 seasons, as part of a series of moves aimed at improving their defense, including a five-year contract with former Raiders end Lamarr Houston.
The Cowboys let Ware and his 117 sacks go.
"A decision like this, involving a man who is a cornerstone player in the history of ...


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