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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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Week Eight Players of the Week

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 8:34 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Doug Martin, Tim Jennings and Olivier Vernon as its Players of the Week.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears, Packers win ugly

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 2 p.m. ET
All four NFC North teams stayed home in Week Nine, and only the Vikings failed to make use of their advantage.

Jennings pick-six, Gould field goal help Bears rally

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Tim Jennings returned an interception for a TD and Robbie Gould booted the game-winning field goal as the Bears edged the Panthers.

Bears DT Melton says he's achieving goal of dominance

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
While DT Henry Melton has not made as many flashy plays as some Bears defenders, his steady performance is not going unnoticed.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: CB Tillman shuts down Megatron

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
Bears CB Charles Tillman has been anything but a liability in Chicago this season.

NFC North Spin cycle: Peterson carries load as Ponder slumps

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 3:03 p.m. ET
Things continued looking up for the Bears, Vikings and Packers in Week Seven after victories over the Lions, Cardinals and Rams, respectively.

Gutsy effort exactly what Bears expect from Cutler

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 3 a.m. ET
If there is anyone foolish enough to continue to question whether Cutler is tough or not, Monday night was only the latest evidence to fly in the face of that theory.

Cutler shakes off injury as Bears beat Lions

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 12:01 a.m. ET
Brandon Marshall scored the Bears' lone touchdown and the defense forced four turnovers as Chicago beat Detroit 13-7 on Monday night.

Bears CB 'Hawk' Jennings soaring to new heights

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
Hard work and renewed confidence are paying off for Bears CB Tim Jennings, as he is producing the best season of his NFL career.

Bears DE Peppers' toughness on display

Posted Oct. 18, 2012 @ 10:10 p.m. ET
When Julius Peppers told reporters the Bears’ bye would be a good opportunity to “rest up and get guys healthy,” he was not referring to his teammates alone.

Bears release former first-round OT Williams

Posted Oct. 16, 2012 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
The Bears released former first-round OT Chris Williams and brought back CB Zackary Bowman.

NFC North Spin cycle: Are Packers back now?

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
The Packers' convincing win over the previously undefeated Texans was the NFC North's highlight attraction in Week Six action.

Bears sign TE Eldridge

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
The Bears signed TE Brody Eldridge to a one-year deal and waived RB Kahlil Bell.

Limitations persist for Bears MLB Urlacher

Posted Oct. 14, 2012 @ 12:51 p.m. ET
Brian Urlacher is not beating players to the point as frequently as he did in prior years and is on pace for a career-low 64 tackles.

Reports: Bears WR Jeffery fractures hand

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 6:03 p.m. ET
Bears WR Alshon Jeffery suffered a fracture in his right hand in Sunday’s win over Jacksonville, ESPN Chicago first reported.

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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