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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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NFC North Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
After winning Sunday, the 4-1 Vikings and Bears hold a two-game advantage over the 2-3 Packers in the NFC North.

Bears rout Jaguars behind two pick-sixes

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs returned interceptions for touchdowns and the Bears used stifling defense to overwhelm the Jaguars 41-3 Sunday.

Bears hope for more positive signs from OLT Webb

Posted Oct. 05, 2012 @ 12:45 p.m. ET
Bears OLT J’Marcus Webb has eased some of the concerns about his play since QB Jay Cutler lit into him vs. the Packers in Week Two.

Cutler back to normal with Bears?

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 10:26 p.m. ET
The Bears' offense appears to be back in sync, even if the same might not be true of quarterback Jay Cutler and his offensive coordinator.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
The surprising Vikings took hold of the NFC North one-fourth of the way through the season with a big win at Detroit.

Bears get past Cowboys with defense, Cutler

Posted Oct. 02, 2012 @ 12:21 a.m. ET
Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman returned interceptions for touchdowns, and the Bears beat the Cowboys 34-18 on Monday night.

Bears RB Forte active for Monday night

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
As expected, Bears RB Matt Forté will return to action on Monday night. Forté has not played since injuring his knee against the Packers in Week Two.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 25, 2012 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Surprise, surprise: the Vikings are tied for the division lead. We take a closer look at Minnesota in the NFC North "Spin cycle." 

Bears sack Bradford six times, top Rams 23-6

Posted Sept. 23, 2012 @ 4:33 p.m. ET
Major Wright returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown, and the Bears beat the Rams 23-6 on Sunday.

Bears' confidence in Tice gets early test

Posted Sept. 22, 2012 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
Heading into Week Two, Bears players and head coach Lovie Smith were in lockstep — offensive coordinator Mike Tice was doing a great job.

Guilty plea close for ex-NFL WR Hurd

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 7:30 p.m. ET
Former NFL WR Sam Hurd is moving closer to a deal to plead guilty in the federal drug-distribution case against him, his attorney said.

Cutler says he was wrong to shove Webb

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 4:58 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler acknowledged that he was wrong to shove J'Marcus Webb during the loss at Green Bay, but generally remained defiant on Tuesday.

NFC North Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 17, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here is our team-by-team take on the state of the NFC North following Week Two.

Bears sign RB Bell in wake of Forte injury

Posted Sept. 15, 2012 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
The Bears signed RB Kahlil Bell to a one-year contract on Saturday and waived S Jeremy Jones.

Friday's 60-second rant: Bears offense still streaky

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 2:48 p.m. ET
David DeChant says Bears fans should expect the offense's, and QB Jay Cutler's, streaky play to continue throughout the season.

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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