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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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Bears players of the week: Week Six

Posted Oct. 17, 2011 @ 2:29 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr selects an offensive, defensive and special-teams player of the game for the Bears following their win over the Vikings.

Five Bears questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Oct. 13, 2011 @ 9:54 a.m. ET
In this week's edition of Five Questions, PFW publisher and editor and Bears expert Hub Arkush says Julius Peppers hasn't been a factor since Week One.

Bears-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Oct. 05, 2011 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
The Bears need more from Julius Peppers, and he could deliver against Detroit.

Bears defense under fire with Lions lurking

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 5:59 p.m. ET
The Bears' running game and special teams bailed out their defense Sunday against the Panthers.

Panthers-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 10:49 a.m. ET
It would be no surprise if Chicago's cover-2 defense gives Cam Newton problems and creates at least one turnover.

Packers-Bears prediction

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 3:31 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr makes his prediction for the outcome of Sunday's game between the Packers and Bears.

Bears-Saints matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 14, 2011 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
The Saints' offensive tackles will have their hands full Sunday when they try to protect QB Drew Brees from DE Julius Peppers.

Melton's start offers glimpse of what Bears' D-line could be

Posted Sept. 12, 2011 @ 5:42 p.m. ET
A potential breakthrough player this season, Bears DT Henry Melton started off impressively, recording two sacks and five additional QB hits Sunday.

Falcons-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 08, 2011 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
Look for the Bears to get creative to test the Falcons' young blockers on the interior offensive line.

Bears announce 2011 captains

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
The Bears announced their captains for the upcoming season on Wednesday, with four of the five players who represented the team in 2010 returning to that role again.

Bears restructure Peppers' contract

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 1:55 a.m. ET
The Bears have restructured the contract of DE Julius Peppers, creating more cap space for the team next season, according to multiple reports Thursday.

Bears positional analysis: Defensive linemen

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
This is the sixth of position-by-position looks at the Bears' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series continues with an analysis of Chicago's DL situation.

Peppers fined $10,000 for helmet hit

Posted Jan. 27, 2011 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
A punishing hit on Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in the NFC championship game will cost Bears DE Julius Peppers some serious cash.

Packers-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
If the Packers' offensive line gives QB Aaron Rodgers time to scan the field and find receivers running deep routes, Green Bay could rack up big plays against the Bears on Sunday.

Bears-Seahawks matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Jan. 12, 2011 @ 5:22 p.m. ET
Rookie OLT Russell Okung played one of his best games of the season against DE Julius Peppers, who was held to two tackles as the Bears failed to sack QB Matt Hasselbeck in Week Six.

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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