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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

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Tack FF Int
39 1 0

Favre active, Peterson inactive vs. Bears

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 7:14 p.m. ET
Vikings QB Brett Fave has been elevated to the 45-man game-day roster against the Bears on Monday, but RB Adrian Peterson will not play.

Report: Tinoisamoa will not play vs. Vikings

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
The Bears will be without SLB Pisa Tinoisamoa for the fourth time in their last five games when they play the Vikings Monday night.

Bears-Vikings prediction

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 2:39 p.m. ET
There are a couple significant variables that add intrigue to this game, but neither is powerful enough to swing it in the Vikings' favor.

Vikings make QB moves, place Hutchinson on I.R.

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
The Vikings made multiple quarterback moves on Monday in preparation for their game tonight vs. the Bears.

Vikings P Kluwe says TCF Bank Stadium 'unplayable'

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
The Vikings will host the Bears Monday night at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium, though if it were up to punter Chris Kluwe, the game would be held at a different venue.

Bears' O-line still has 'long way to go'

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 12:14 a.m. ET
While its worst days could be behind it, Bears ORG Roberto Garza told PFW he's not satisfied with the performance of the offensive line.

Flashback: Recent Week 15 Bears performances

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 10:51 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 15 contests in each of the last five seasons.

Injury report for Bears-Vikings MNF game

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 9:36 p.m. ET
Here is the injury report for the Week 15 Monday-night game, Chicago at Minnesota, showing the status of each injured player.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
Here's another key matchup to keep an eye on when the Vikings take on the Bears in Week 15: Bears DE Julius Peppers vs. the Vikings' offensive line.

Favre now listed as questionable vs. Bears

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 6:22 p.m. ET
After earlier being listed as out for Monday night's game against the Bears, Vikings QB Brett Favre now has been upgraded to questionable.

Webb to start for Vikings

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Saturday that QB Brett Favre has been ruled out for Monday night's game against the Bears and rookie Joe Webb will get his first start.

Harvin expects to play after seeing migraine specialist

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 3:41 p.m. ET
Vikings WR Percy Harvin is expected to play on Monday night vs. the Bears after seeing a migraine specialist in Arizona to deal with his constant headache problems.

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
Devin Hester didn't have a return for touchdown against Minnesota in Week 10, but he did put the offense in good field position, returning two kickoffs for 100 yards and two punts for 47 yards in Chicago's 27-13 ...

Three-and-out with Bears ORG Roberto Garza

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
PFW caught up with Bears ORT Roberto Garza this week and we discussed the Vikings' defensive line, the continuity in personnel on the offensive line and the development of the Bears' starting right tackle, rookie J'Marcus Webb.

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 10:40 a.m. ET
TE Greg Olsen has only one catch in each of his past three games and none of the three grabs has resulted in a gain of more than nine yards, but he could be targeted more frequently against Minnesota.

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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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