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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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Bears-Bills matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 02, 2010 @ 7:43 p.m. ET
Bears DE Julius Peppers has been pretty disruptive this season, and he could ramp up his production against the Bills on Sunday.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Oct. 28, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
This week, Hub Arkush says all the blame goes to Jay Cutler for his Week Seven performance and says no one should expect Roberto Garza's return from knee surgery to make a major difference on the offensive line.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week Seven?

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
Bears DE Juilus Peppers' streak without making at least half a sack extended to three games on Sunday.

Bears MVP Meter: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 25, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler is barely hanging on to the No. 1 spot on the MVP Meter after committing five turnovers against the Redskins.

With Peppers, Bears’ pass rush still struggling to produce

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 11:26 p.m. ET
With pass-protection issues endangering QB Jay Cutler and frequent personnel changes on the offensive line receiving most of the attention in Chicago, the Bears' performance on defense is flying a bit under the radar.

Redskins-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
After a quiet game against Seahawks rookie OLT Russell Okung last week, Julius Peppers will face another rookie this week in Redskins OLT Trent Williams, who has held up surprisingly well going up against elite pass-rushing talent.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week Six?

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
Even the elite players are going to have a bad day once in a while. Julius Peppers had his on Sunday, which was surprising.

Bears MVP Meter: Week Six

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
Devin Hester returns to the Meter this week after his 89-yard punt return for a touchdown.

Seahawks-Bears prediction

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
Associate editor Dan Parr says the Bears' pass rush will overwhelm the Seahawks at times in a Week Six win for Chicago.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
This week, PFW publisher and Bears expert Hub Arkush cautions against getting optimistic about the team's running game and says TE Desmond Clark is being underutilized by Mike Martz.

Seahawks-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 6:37 p.m. ET
Matt Hasselbeck was sacked seven times in the two games before Seattle's Week Five bye, and he could struggle to establish much of a rhythm with Julius Peppers bearing down on him Sunday.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week Five?

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
For the third week in a row, I don't think there's much debate about the answer to the question at hand.

Bears MVP Meter: Week Five

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
If anyone was doubting just how much QB Jay Cutler means to the Bears' offense, watching Sunday's game should have made it more clear.

Bears players of the week

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Matt Forté, Julius Peppers and Israel Idonije starred in the Bears' Week Five win.

Bears win big despite Collins' four picks

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
Matt Forte rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns, Julius Peppers led a ferocious defense and the Bears overcame four interceptions by backup quarterback Todd Collins to beat the winless Panthers 23-6 on Sunday.


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."