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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 could regret cutting cord with Brown

Posted April 01, 2010 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
Veteran DE Alex Brown has moved on from Halas Hall — for better or worse. And according to many close to the team, the Bears could be a lot worse off without him.

Peppers doesn't like spotlight, but that's what he's getting with megadeal

Posted March 06, 2010 @ 12:33 p.m. ET
Julius Peppers has a reputation as a guy who takes some plays off, and that may not sit well with Bears fans. However, if he produces anywhere close to the level he's capable of, the praise will overshadow the ...

Peppers signing fills out Bears' trifecta

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 8:23 p.m. ET
Operating with a sense of urgency with no picks in the first and second round for a second straight season, the Bears pulled out all the stops on the first full day of free agency, filling three key needs with ...

Busy Bears reach deal with DE Peppers

Posted March 05, 2010 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
Multiple outlets are reporting that the Bears have reached a six-year agreement with high-profile free-agent DE Julius Peppers.

GMs, free-agents-to-be preparing for uncapped year

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 7:25 p.m. ET
Because of the changes that accompany an uncapped year, Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman will be a restricted free agent rather than unrestricted when the free-agent signing period begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday. 

Bears could maintain blockbuster mentality

Posted March 03, 2010 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
Despite their recent denials, don't be stunned if the Bears end up targeting at least one big-name player, like Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin, this offseason.

Panthers prepare for post-Peppers era

Posted Feb. 27, 2010 @ 11:54 a.m. ET
The Panthers will have a glaring hole to fill on defense after DE Julius Peppers departs in free agency.

Panthers announce they will not tag Peppers

Posted Feb. 23, 2010 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
The Panthers put to rest any doubts about their plans for DE Julius Peppers by announcing they would not place the franchise tag on him before Thursday's deadline for using it.

Peppers likely to demand Haynesworth-like deal

Posted Feb. 19, 2010 @ 10:12 a.m. ET
Although he's had some lengthy cold streaks, Panthers DE Julius Peppers will probably seek a free-agent contract similar to the one Albert Haynesworth signed last year with the Redskins.

Peppers turned off by Panthers

Posted Feb. 09, 2010 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
DE Julius Peppers said he's unhappy with the way the Panthers have handled his contract situation and signing a long-term deal with the team is no longer what he wants most.

DE depth likely to be major need for Panthers

Posted Feb. 05, 2010 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
With both starting defensive ends from 2009 set to test the free-agent waters, the Panthers could be going with a much younger look at the position next season.

Panthers expected to give Peppers chance to leave

Posted Jan. 08, 2010 @ 9:49 a.m. ET
We hear the Panthers don't want DE Julius Peppers to get away, but sources in Charlotte don't expect that he and the team will agree to a long-term extension before he becomes an unrestricted free agent in March.

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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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