Peppers recorded 1.5 sacks to go along with a pair of tackles Sunday against the Vikings.
Before getting too excited about the veteran's performance, he's no longer a full-time player, though he obviously has the ability to get to the quarterback. Despite the limited snaps, he'll play in high-leverage situations, making him a candidate for decent sack totals, but almost non-existent as a tackler.
The veteran Peppers did not have many opportunities to make an impact: of the Packers' 72 defensive snaps he was on the field for just 29 -- the fourth-most among Packers outside linebackers. The Packers will likely continue to conserve his snaps in an effort to keep him fresh for games later in the season, which could make it tough for him to match or surpass the 10.5 sacks he recorded a year ago.
Peppers has been cleared of any steroid use following a meeting with NFL league officials, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.
Peppers, as well as Clay Matthews and James Harrison, were all linked to PED use in an Al-Jazeera documentary early this offseason, which eventually prompted an interview with league officials. However, after going through the interviews, all three had their names cleared Wednesday and will not face any sort of suspension. Peppers should be ready to go for Week 1 and is slated to reclaim his job as a starter in his 15th NFL season.
Peppers has agreed to meet with the NFL, who has threatened a suspension due to allegations linked to steroid use from an Al-Jazeera documentary called The Dark Side, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.
With a potential suspension hanging over his head, Peppers will in fact explain his mention in the documentary, despite submitting an affidavit regarding the allegations to the NFL. The date of the interview is unknown, but the Packers should have some clarity regarding its pass-rushing duo (also, Clay Matthews) in the near future.
The NFL Players Association has said the players submitted affidavits to the league about the allegations, but the league wants to interview the players in person. The edict from the league sets up a showdown which raises the possibility that Peppers could be suspended for regular season games.
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