Julius Peppers RUMORS & NEWS

  • Julius Peppers visits town, plans to stick with Green Bay Packers

    Detroit Free Press "Julius Peppers has been tormenting the Detroit Lions twice a year for the past six seasons with the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers, and the future Hall of Fame pass rusher isn't ready to call it a career yet. Peppers, who said in January that he was "not sure" whether he'd return for a..." March 02

  • Julius Peppers Plans to Play Next Season Even If Cut by Packers

    Bleacher Report "Coming off a 10.5-sack season, veteran pass-rusher Julius Peppers believes he has plenty of game left and plans to play next season even if the Green Bay Packers release him." February 04

  • Peppers 'not sure' about his future

    PackersNews.com "Julius Peppers said he’ll have to make a decision on his football future in the offseason. The Green Bay Packers veteran outside linebacker said Saturday he was “not sure” whether he’ll return for 15th NFL season in 2016. Peppers will turn 36 years old Monday, an age where many elite pass..." January 18

  • Packers' Matthews, Peppers strongly deny report on PEDs

    The Score "Members of the Packers defense strongly denied any ties to performance-enhancing drugs after they were named in a report by Al Jazeera on doping. The report that aired Sunday was based on secret recordings of Charles Sly, a former intern at an Indianapolis anti-aging institute who now says he..." December 29

  • Peppers expected back with Packers, at $9.5 million

    Pro Football Talk "The Packers decided to remove an aging, expensive player from their defense when they cut A.J. Hawk yesterday. So might they remove an even older, even more expensive player and cut Julius Peppers? Not according to coach Mike McCarthy, who said at the Scouting Combine that Peppers will be..." February 26

  • Julius Peppers says John Kuhn block got him cut

    SB Nation "Julius Peppers is playing as the pass rushing bookend to Clay Matthews on the Green Bay Packers this year, one season after trying to beat the Packers with the Chicago Bears. On Thursday, Peppers told Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that one play is likely the reason for his change..." September 26

  • With Packers, Julius Peppers ready to tackle age, expectations

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "A short list is read to Julius Peppers. He likes what he hears. Bruce Smith, the NFL's all-time sacks leader, played seven more seasons after he turned 34 years old. Reggie White had 16 sacks ... at age 37. Michael Strahan notched 11 1/2 sacks at 34 and retired at 36 with — count 'em — two..." September 04

  • Packers agree to terms with Julius Peppers

    CBS Sports "For the past four years, defensive end Julius Peppers has terrorized NFC North quarterbacks, recording a total of 38 sacks and making three Pro Bowls during his time in Chicago. The only team that hasn't had to worry about him, of course, was the Bears. Moving into 2014, that will change for..." March 15

  • Report: Cowboys interested in Julius Peppers

    ESPN Dallas "Are the Dallas Cowboys about to see the allure of Rod Marinelli? According to multiple sources, the Cowboys have a visit scheduled with defensive tackle Henry Melton and have interest in defensive end Julius Peppers. Melton is set to visit the Seattle Seahawks, according to reports and has..." March 14

  • Bears terminate contract of defensive end Julius Peppers

    Windy City Gridiron "It appeared imminent when they attempted to trade him on Monday, but Julius Peppers is no longer a member of the Chicago Bears. Peppers signed a monster deal in 2010, and that deal and its adjustments put the Bears in an uncomfortable salary cap situation this year. The Bears look to gain..." March 11

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bears calling around the league, seeing if they can find a trade partner for DE Julius Peppers, per sources. Trade unlikely...

  • Broncos DT Jackson used Bears' Peppers as on-field role model

    CSN Chicago "It may not make Bears defensive end Julius Peppers feel any younger, but Peppers was the football ideal of at least one member of the Denver Broncos defensive line in this Super Bowl. Malik Jackson, a fifth-round draft choice of the Broncos in 2012, had a moment of awe in the 2012 preseason..." January 31

  • Bears mum on Julius Peppers' future

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Bears appear to be noncommittal regarding the future of defensive end Julius Peppers, who led the team with 7.5 sacks in 2013, but didn’t perform at his typically dominant clip. Set to count $18.183 million against the team’s cap in 2013, Peppers could be asked to restructure his..." January 03

  • Defensive end will likely cost too much

    USA Today "Peppers’ 12-year run has been truly remarkable, but his impending payout might be too much for the Bears to stomach. With 6.5 sacks this year, Peppers likely will finish with his lowest total since 2007. His production hasn’t been disconcerting on its own, but his $18.1 million cap hit for 2014..." December 28

  • Emery not worried about McClellin, Peppers

    Chicago Tribune "Bears general manager Phil Emery offered a state-of-the-team address earlier this week at Halas Hall but steered away from sharp criticism of a defensive line that has been depleted by injury and largely ineffective generating any sort of significant pass rush this season. Through seven games,..." October 30

  • Peppers, Briggs believe in 'the new kid'

    CSN Chicago "Veteran defensive end Julius Peppers smiled at the thought of what he might tell Jonathan Bostic as the rookie prepares to start his first game as an NFL middle linebacker. “I don’t think I’ll tell him much of anything” Peppers said. “What worked for me won’t necessarily work for somebody else..." October 18

  • Bears need another strong Peppers outing

    ESPN "Use a skeptical eye when perusing information gleaned from football analytics but according to the website Pro Football Focus Chicago Bears Julius Peppers graded out highest of the club’s defensive players Sunday against the Steelers. The hope now is that Peppers can take that momentum into..." September 26

  • Bears restructure Peppers' contract

    ESPN "Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers restructured his contract with the Bears in a move to create more salary room a source confirmed. The Bears converted $3 million of Peppers’ base salary ($12.9 million) into a signing bonus ($3 million) which reduces his base salary for 2013 to $9.9..." September 04

  • Peppers setting sights on first sack award

    ESPN "Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers kept it low-key Thursday in expressing a desire to be the first recipient of the Deacon Jones Award which beginning this season will be given annually to the NFL's leader in sacks. A Hall of Fame defensive end who coined the term "sack" Jones died in..." August 01

  • Should the Chicago Bears cut Julius Peppers?

    Windy City Gridiron "There's no question the Chicago Bears are in a tricky salary cap situation. They have a few glaring needs, and the draft alone won't be able to fill all their holes. There are a few current players that could help the Bears by restructuring their deals, but would that be enough relief? The highest..." March 07