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Packers OLB Julius Peppers sent home from OTA's with illness
by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

Packers outside linebacker Julius Peppers was absent from organized team activities on Thursday, per Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Peppers was sent home because of an apparent illness before practice started for the day.

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Packers expect Julius Peppers to return in 2015
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Julius Peppers is scheduled to make $9.5 million for the Packers in 2015, and his salary cap impact will be over $12 million. 

Despite that, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he expected Peppers to return in 2015. Speaking to the media at the Indianapolis combine on Thursday, McCarthy praised the impact Peppers had on the team both on and off the field. He said he "definitely" expected to have Peppers back next season. 

"He looks great in green and gold," McCarthy said.

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Packers' Julius Peppers hopes to play beyond 2015
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

Packers defensive end Julius Peppers has no intentions of retiring after the playoffs and wants to play as long as his body permits, reports ESPN Wisconsin.

With plans to definitely play in 2015, Peppers, 34, said if he does continue his career beyond that, he wants to do it in a Packers uniform.

"If I can play until I'm 40, then I’ll play until I'm 40," Peppers said. "Who knows? But whatever happens, I hope it's here."

Peppers was able to play in all 16 games this season and registered 44 tackles and seven sacks. While Peppers would like to play beyond 2015, he knows that nothing in the NFL is guaranteed.

"I don’t know how much football I have left," Peppers said. "In reality, none of us know."

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Packers' Julius Peppers takes one back to the house
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Packers linebacker Julius Peppers scored his fifth career touchdown Thursday night at home against the Vikings in Week 5.

Peppers picked off Christian Ponder in the second quarter and took it 49 yards to the end zone for a touchdown, giving his team a 21-0 lead. Three of his five touchdowns have been interception returns. Four of his five scores have been from 40-plus yards. Peppers became the first player in NFL history to register 100 sacks and 10 interceptions in a career.

He registered three tackles, half of a sack and a pass defended in a 42-10 victory.

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Julius Peppers yearns to follow success of older stars
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Packers linebacker Julius Peppers will turn 35 before the Super Bowl, but has taken comfort in recent football history. Several premier players continued to rack up sacks at an advanced age.

Among them were Reggie White, who totaled 16 sacks at age 37 and Michael Strahan, who piled up 11 1/2 at 34. Bruce Smith, the all-time leading sacker in the NFL, continued to thrive into his late 30s.

"By no means am I comparing myself to those guys, but you do take a look at those lists," Peppers told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "It's not impossible. It's not impossible to have great seasons at a more mature age. People have done it."

Peppers managed seven sacks last year, which matched a career-low. He has totaled double figures in eight of his 12 seasons.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2002Carolina Panthers123528.071212121.02105
2003Carolina Panthers164437.077000.0003
2004Carolina Panthers166452.01211214371.59719
2005Carolina Panthers165038.01210.5000.0006
2006Carolina Panthers165849.0913000.0006
2007Carolina Panthers143830.082.5100.0005
2008Carolina Panthers165140.01114.5000.0005
2009Carolina Panthers164236.0610.52136.51315
2010Chicago Bears165443.0118210.5109
2011Chicago Bears163733.0411000.0004
2012Chicago Bears163932.0711.5000.0002
2013Chicago Bears164531.014711414.01403
2014Green Bay Packers164429.0157210150.552211
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2002Carolina Panthers1200500000
2003Carolina Panthers1600300000
2004Carolina Panthers16004016011
2005Carolina Panthers16002011010
2006Carolina Panthers1600302020
2007Carolina Panthers1400302020
2008Carolina Panthers1600500000
2009Carolina Panthers16005011110
2010Chicago Bears1600300000
2011Chicago Bears1600302020
2012Chicago Bears1600104640
2013Chicago Bears16002014211
2014Green Bay Packers1600403230
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