Redskins not going after Peppers

Maybe the Redskins felt the $40+ million guaranteed they gave defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth last year was enough. Or maybe they felt that it was time for a change in their approach to free agency.

Whatever the case may be, the ‘Skins—contrary to the belief of many—aren’t going to pursue defensive end Julius Peppers, who is widely regarded as the top free agent on the 2010 market, according to Larry Weisman of

When general manager Bruce Allen was asked if the team had initiated any contact with Peppers once the market opened, Allen responded, “No, we didn’t,” during an interview that will air Friday night on Redskins Nation.

“There are so many rumors before free agency starts and then afterward there’s speculation,” said Allen. “We divided our staff and went after the players we think will fit what we’re looking to accomplish this season.”

As of the current moment, the Chicago Bears remain the front-runners to land the services of the 30-year-old defensive end.

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