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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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Ryan, Peppers, Bryant named NFC Players fo the Week

Posted Dec. 27, 2012 @ 11:41 a.m. ET
Falcons QB Matt Ryan, Bears DE Julius Peppers and Seahawks DT Red Bryant were named the NFC Players of the Week for Week 16.

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.

Key matchup: Colts OLT Anthony Castonzo vs. Bears DE Julius Peppers

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 8:15 p.m. ET
Wednesday's Key Matchup looks at the battle between Bears DRE Peppers and Colts OLT Castonzo.

Newton, Peppers added to NFC Pro Bowl roster

Posted Jan. 23, 2012 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
Panthers QB Cam Newton and Bears DE Julius Peppers were named to the NFC Pro Bowl roster Monday.

Bears DE Peppers' career sack total hits 100

Posted Jan. 05, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
The NFL announced Wednesday that DE Julius Peppers has been credited with a sack, instead of half a sack, in the Bears' Week 17 win over the Vikings.

Bears 60-second rant: Peppers, Hester not true snubs

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 11 p.m. ET
Julius Peppers and Devin Hester weren't shown any disrespect by not being named to the NFC Pro Bowl team this season.

Bears-Packers prediction

Posted Dec. 25, 2011 @ 2:53 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week 16 showdown vs. the Bears on Christmas night at Lambeau Field.  

Bears back to drawing board on complementing Peppers

Posted Dec. 23, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
The Bears will be resuming their search for an edge rusher to complement Julius Peppers after the season.

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 21, 2011 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Julius Peppers, who has 10 sacks this season, has the power, quickness and agility to dominate against Packers OLT Marshall Newhouse.

Bears players of the week: Week 15

Posted Dec. 19, 2011 @ 5:30 a.m. ET
Associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the week for the Bears following their Week 15 loss to the Seahawks.

Seahawks-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 13, 2011 @ 7:40 p.m. ET
This is a week where Julius Peppers could dominate if the Seahawks don't do all they can to help OLT Paul McQuistan.

Bears players of the week: Week 14

Posted Dec. 12, 2011 @ 10:50 a.m. ET
Associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the week for the Bears following their Week 14 loss to the Broncos.

Bears-Broncos matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 09, 2011 @ 11:11 a.m. ET
Chicago's athletic front seven has the potential to keep Tim Tebow from extending plays with his feet and making things happen outside the pocket.

Bears-Broncos matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 06, 2011 @ 7:32 p.m. ET
The task of keeping contain and not allowing QB Tim Tebow to get to the edge when he tries to scramble falls on Julius Peppers and Israel Idonije on Sunday.

Chiefs-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 01, 2011 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
Bears DE Julius Peppers has the strength to win battles against Chiefs OLT Branden Albert.

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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