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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

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Bears TE Davis failing to earn more trust as receiver

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 6:58 p.m. ET
Bears TE Kellen Davis' failure to break through this season has not been a surprise to league evaluators.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears' QBs come up short

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
The NFC North race took an interesting turn Sunday with the division-leading Bears falling in a sloppy game and the Vikings beating the Lions.

Bears 'properly handled' Cutler's concussion

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
The NFL said that the Bears "properly handled" QB Jay Cutler’s concussion in Sunday night’s loss to the Texans.

Texans knock out Cutler, top Bears 13-6

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 12:03 a.m. ET
Arian Foster finished with 102 yards rushing and a touchdown catch, leading the Texans to a 13-6 victory over the Bears on Sunday night.

Bears QB Cutler leaves with concussion

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 10:46 p.m. ET
Bears QB Jay Cutler suffered a concussion in Sunday night’s game against the Texans.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Bears' Tice has something to prove

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 5:45 p.m. ET
Those skeptical of Mike Tice's play-calling acumen are going to get much louder if Tice gets schooled by Wade Phillips in Week 10.

Week 10 handicapping column

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
In his Week 10 handicapping column, PFW's Mike Wilkening says the Bears are a good value vs. the Texans.

Bears CB Tillman says he will play Sunday

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
Bears CB Charles Tillman tweeted Thursday morning that his daughter is due Monday, and he will be available for Sunday night’s game.

Tillman could miss Sunday's game

Posted Nov. 07, 2012 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Bears CB Charles Tillman could miss Sunday night’s game against the Texans if his wife goes into labor.

A Super Bowl preview in Chicago?

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 7:18 p.m. ET
Here's an early look at the top 15 story lines heading into Week 10, including a possible Super Bowl preview and a possible elimination game in the NFC East.

Week Nine Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 11:23 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Andrew Luck, Charles Tillman and Trindon Holliday as its Players of the Week.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears, Packers, Lions surging

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Vikings were the only NFC North team in the loss column in Week Nine as the Bears, Packers and Lions cruised to double-digit wins.

Bears 'D' dominates again in 51-20 win

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Brian Urlacher returned an interception for a touchdown and Jay Cutler threw three TD passes to Brandon Marshall as the Bears routed the Titans 51-20.

Bears 'don't worry' about Jennings, Tillman

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 11:53 p.m. ET
PFW recently asked MLB Brian Urlacher about his trust in the team's starting tandem at corner.

Key matchup: Bears WR Brandon Marshall vs. Titans defensive backs

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
In today’s key matchup, we take a look at the challenge the Titans’ secondary will face Sunday when it lines up across from Bears WR Brandon Marshall.

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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