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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


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Peppers, Idonije charged with containing Vick

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 7:10 p.m. ET
When Eagles QB Michael Vick can't find an open receiver, he'll tuck the ball and take off running if pass rushers don't have him cornered.

Week 11 Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 10:39 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Packers WR Greg Jennings, Bears DE Julius Peppers and Cowboys CB Bryan McCann as its Players of the Week.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week 11?

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 12:17 p.m. ET
We've seen dominant play from Julius Peppers all season long, and this time, Peppers finally was able to pad his stats.

Bears players of the week

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
Matt Forté and Julius Peppers were among those who stood out for the Bears in their Week 11 win over the Dolphins.

Bears-Dolphins matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 3:08 p.m. ET
Two of the league's elite talents will go head-to-head when Julius Peppers and Jake Long battle on Thursday.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week 10?

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 1:21 p.m. ET
Julius Peppers continued running his clinic on why he doesn't need to get sacks to make a major difference.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 10

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
MLB Brian Urlacher trails only one player in the race to become the Bears' MVP.

C Kreutz misses practice with injury

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
C Olin Kreutz was the only Bears player to miss practice on Wednesday.

McKinnie must forget Peppers disaster

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 6:40 p.m. ET
Each week we focus on a Vikings player or coach who is in the spotlight. Heading into Sunday's game against the Bears, it's OLT Bryant McKinnie.

Vikings They said it: Wednesday edition

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 5:15 p.m. ET
Here are some quotes from Wednesday's press conference and conference calls with the Minnesota media.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Here's a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday's Week 10 battle between the Vikings and Bears.

Vikings-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 6:13 p.m. ET
It's Israel Idonije, not Julius Peppers, who is leading the Bears in sacks with five, and he should face the banged-up Phil Loadholt one-on-one in pass-rush situations consistently on Sunday.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week Nine?

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 2:01 p.m. ET
Julius Peppers' streak without a sack extended to four games on Sunday, but it didn't prevent him from having a major impact in the Bears' win over the Bills.

Bears MVP Meter: Week Nine

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
Bears DE Julius Peppers moves into the top spot on the Meter after making four quarterback hits against the Bills.

Bears players of the week

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 8:29 p.m. ET
Brad Maynard's punt late in the fourth quarter earned him special-teams player of the week honors, and Jay Cutler and Julius Peppers also stood out in Chicago's win over Buffalo.


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."