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Julius Peppers

Julius Peppers - #90 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 7"/ 287 lbs.
Birthday 01/18/1980
Birthplace Wilson, NC
College North Carolina
Years played 12
Drafted 2002, 1st round, 2nd pick by Panthers

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Tack FF Int
39 1 0

Bears place RB Bush on I.R., re-sign RB Bell

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
The Bears placed RB Michael Bush on injured reserve with a rib injury and re-signed RB Kahlil Bell.

Bears place DT Toeaina on I.R.

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 6:31 p.m. ET
The Bears placed DT Matt Toeaina on injured reserve and elevated OT Cory Brandon to the active roster from the practice squad.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers' win has Bears on outside looking in

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
The Packers continued their dominance over the Bears, sweeping the season series and clinching first place in the NFC North.

Attention shifting to Bears GM Emery

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 10:11 a.m. ET
It may be only a couple weeks before Phil Emery makes his biggest decision yet as general manager.

Packers hang on to beat Bears, clinch division

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
The Packers clinched their second straight division crown with a 21-13 victory over their archrivals Sunday - at Soldier Field, no less.

Report: Cutler has sprained MCL

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 11 a.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler has a sprained MCL, but is expected to start on Sunday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reported late Thursday evening.

Bears re-sign DT Okoye

Posted Dec. 12, 2012 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
The Bears re-signed DT Amobi Okoye to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.

Key matchup: Packers secondary vs. Bears WR Brandon Marshall

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 2:56 p.m. ET
PFW matches up the Packers’ secondary vs. Bears WR Brandon Marshall in the battle for first place in the NFC North this Sunday.

Bears place Gould, McManis, Steltz on I.R.

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 1:28 p.m. ET
The Bears placed PK Robbie Gould (calf), CB Sherrick McManis (knee) and S Craig Steltz (chest) on injured reserve.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers, Bears moving in opposite directions

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
The Packers overcame a slow start to beat the Lions and the Bears' slide continued as the Vikings kept their playoff hopes alive.

Peterson, Vikings run over Bears

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns and Vikings beat the free-falling Bears on Sunday.

Key matchup: Vikings QB Christian Ponder vs. Bears defense

Posted Dec. 05, 2012 @ 4:24 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s key matchup, we delve into Sunday’s meeting between struggling Vikings QB Christian Ponder and a banged-up Bears defense.

Report: Bears MLB Urlacher could miss rest of regular season

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 4:05 p.m. ET
Bears LB Brian Urlacher is expected to miss the next three games with a hamstring injury, according to Chicago Tribune’s Vaughn McClure.

Bears sign LB DeCicco

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
The Bears signed LB Dom DeCicco to a two-year contract on Tuesday and waived/injured LB Patrick Trahan.

Behind scenes of a live NFL radio broadcast

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
After working in the booth during Sunday's Seahawks-Bears game, Arthur Arkush takes you behind the scenes of a national NFL radio broadcast.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Jan. 23, 2012
Peppers is going to the Pro Bowl. The Bears said Monday that Peppers had been added to the roster for Sunday's game in Hawaii, replacing Jason Pierre-Paul of the Super Bowl-bound New York Giants. It will be Peppers' seventh appearance in the all-star game.||||||| Peppers had 27 tackles, 11 sacks, five tackles for losses, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries this season. The 10-year NFL veteran has reached double-digit sacks in seven seasons. Five other Bears were named to the Pro Bowl: linebackers Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher, running back Matt Forte and defensive backs Corey Graham and Charles Tillman.
Posted Oct. 14, 2011
Peppers is starting for the Chicago Bears against the Minnesota Vikings after being listed as doubtful because of a sprained left knee.||||||| Peppers was injured in Monday's loss at Detroit and did not practice all week.
Posted Oct. 12, 2011
The Chicago Bears hope to have Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers available this week against Minnesota after he mildly sprained his left knee. Peppers was injured in the first half of Monday's loss at Detroit and briefly left the game.||||||| Coach Lovie Smith says the knee was "still sore" Wednesday, but he will "hopefully" be able to practice Friday and play this week.
Posted March 03, 2011
The Chicago Bears have restructured Peppers' contract to create more salary-cap room for next season.||||||| Peppers signed a six-year deal worth potentially $91.5 million a year ago, was due a $10.5 million roster bonus for next season. Instead, the team exercised its right to convert that money into a signing bonus and prorate it over the remaining years of his contract, which runs through the 2015 season. That saves roughly $8 million in cap space for next season, giving the Bears more room to bring in free agents and retain their own.
Posted Oct. 07, 2010
Peppers has some steep competition Sunday in his return to Carolina. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound Jordan Gross is a 2008 Pro Bowl pick, anchoring an offensive line that last season allowed DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart to become the first teammates to each rush for over 1,100 yards.||||||| There will be few surprises when they meet on Sunday. Gross has seen all of Peppers' moves and Peppers knows Gross' strengths and weaknesses. "Me and Jordan, we helped each other grow as players a lot," Peppers said, "practicing against each other and having those training camp battles."

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