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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

Tack FF Int
39 1 0

Rodgers and Brady among the top November players

Posted Dec. 01, 2011 @ 10:29 a.m. ET
The NFL has announced its players of the month for November, and once again, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers leads the way.

Peppers named NFC Defensive Player of the Month

Posted Nov. 30, 2011 @ 8:37 p.m. ET
Bears DE Julius Peppers was honored as NFC Defensive Player of the Month.

Bears players of the week: Week 12

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 11:19 a.m. ET
Associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the week for the Bears following their Week 12 loss to the Raiders.

Bears-Raiders prediction

Posted Nov. 27, 2011 @ 11:50 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr makes his prediction for the outcome of Sunday's game between the Bears and Raiders.

Bears-Raiders matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 22, 2011 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
Bears DE Julius Peppers will be lining up across from one of the league's top young tackles on Sunday.

Bears stock report: Week 11

Posted Nov. 21, 2011 @ 2:17 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr gives his stock analysis of the Bears and identifies who, or what, is on the rise or decline following their Week 11 win over the Chargers.

Bears still searching for right mix at DE

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 10:12 p.m. ET
The Bears were hopeful that Corey Wootton would take a big step this season, but he doesn't appear to be making much progress.

Chargers-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
San Diego's patchwork offensive line could be in for a long and difficult outing Sunday.

Five Bears questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Nov. 17, 2011 @ 10:05 a.m. ET
In this week's edition of "Five questions," PFW publisher/editor and Bears expert Hub Arkush says the Bears should be just fine without Chris Williams.

Bears stock report: Week 10

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 1:56 a.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr gives his stock analysis of the Bears and identifies who, or what, is on the rise or decline following their Week 10 win over the Lions.

Bears' defense has reason to be confident

Posted Nov. 14, 2011 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
Chicago has allowed only 16.3 points per game during its four-game winning streak and the defense has 12 takeaways over that span.

Bears-Eagles matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 04, 2011 @ 11 a.m. ET
It's going to take discipline from the entire Bears defense to keep Michael Vick from going off, but the defensive ends will play a particularly important role.

Bears 60-second rant: Pass rush not there yet

Posted Oct. 25, 2011 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
A question that persists is whether any Bears defensive linemen will step up and be a source of pressure on quarterbacks each and every week.

Bears-Buccaneers matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
Donald Penn is athletic for his size, but he should struggle against Julius Peppers' combination of quickness and strength.

Bears need Peppers at his best

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 7:42 p.m. ET
Despite being listed as doubtful for the game on Friday, Julius Peppers played Sunday night vs. the Vikings and was far more effective than he had been in previous weeks.

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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