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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-Panthers matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
Familiarity may not make much of a difference when the time comes for Panthers OTs Jordan Gross and Geoff Schwartz to try to block Bears DE Julius Peppers.

Panthers DE Johnson proving to be solid replacement for Peppers

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
Panthers DE Chares Johnson is doing a solid job defending the run and rushing the passer in his first season as a full-time starter.

Peppers will have extra motivation vs. former team

Posted Oct. 06, 2010 @ 6:03 p.m. ET
The sour feeling Julius Peppers has from the way things ended with his old team isn't good news for a winless Panthers team.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week Four?

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 3:47 p.m. ET
Giants DEs Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora (three sacks each) had much more impressive numbers than Julius Peppers did on Sunday night, but Peppers earned his keep.

Bears MVP meter: Week Four

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 2:10 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr ranks the Bears' top MVP candidates through their most recent game.

Bears players of the week

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 1:33 p.m. ET
DE Julius Peppers and CB Corey Graham were a couple of the few standouts from Sunday night's loss to the Giants.

Bears-Giants matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 4:54 p.m. ET
Giants OTs David Diehl and Kareem McKenzie are facing the difficult task of slowing down Bears DE Julius Peppers.

Bears MVP meter: Week Three

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Dan Parr ranks the Bears' top five MVP candidates through their most recent game.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week Three?

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
I'm not sure Peppers was having the game of his life Monday night, as Jon Gruden proclaimed during the broadcast, but he made enough plays to justify his paycheck in Week Three.

Bears-Packers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
Packers rookie Bryan Bulaga could start at left tackle, where he'd be matched up against DE Julius Peppers.

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week Two?

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 3:14 p.m. ET
A quick glance at the stat sheet would suggest Peppers didn't make much of an impact in Week Two.

NFL hands out fines

Posted Sept. 17, 2010 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
Multiple players received fines from the league for Week One violations.

Bears MLB Urlacher shines in return

Posted Sept. 13, 2010 @ 6:41 p.m. ET
The Bears barely held on to beat the Lions, 19-14, Sunday, but their defense was dominant for much of the game.

Aromashodu, Peppers camp standouts for Bears

Posted Aug. 20, 2010 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
When we asked our sources to select the most impressive-looking offensive player and defensive player in this year’s training camp, WR Devin Aromashodu and DE Julius Peppers, respectively, were clearly the most popular picks.

Waters: Moving OLT Albert is bad idea

Posted April 04, 2010 @ 10:57 a.m. ET
The rumored plan of moving OLT Branden Albert to right tackle if the Chiefs draft a tackle early would be tantamount to having two inexperienced starters at the OT positions, says K.C. OLG Brian Waters in this week's ...


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."