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.
Julius Peppers finished his fourteenth season with 37 tackles, including 10.5 sacks.
Peppers saw his sack total go from seven in his first year in Green Bay to 10.5 last season, an even more impressive increase when you consider that his defensive snap percentage dropped from 73.9 to 66.6 percent from his first year as a Packer to his second. The reduction in snap percentage is likely an effort to increase his longevity and effectiveness, and it appears to have done both, with Peppers expected to return for his 15th season, for which he'll be 36 years old. He started every game last season and has been very effective as a pass rusher since joining the Green Bay Packers in 2014. As a result, there's nothing to indicate that he won't be equally impactful in 2016.
Julius Peppers made four tackles (three solo) and tallied 2.5 sacks in Sunday's victory over the Raiders.
Peppers' activity in the sack department Sunday gives him 9.5 sacks on the season, which is his best mark since the 2012 season. He will have two more games to get to the quarterback again and finish with double-digit sacks for the ninth time in his 14-year career.
Peppers didn't record a sack in the three games leading up to Sunday's, but he got back on the board and now has 6.5 sacks through 10 games this season.
|P4||9/1/16||@ KC||8:00 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ MIN||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 4|
|8||10/30/16||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|10||11/13/16||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ WAS||8:30 pm|
|12||11/28/16||@ PHI||8:30 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
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|2015||Green Bay Packers||16||37||25.0||12||10.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||Green Bay Packers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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