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Julius Peppers DE

Carolina Panthers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
6%0%
Key Stats
GPTot TcklSacksIntTDsFF
16237.5002

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Julius Peppers: Set to rejoin Carolina
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peppers will sign with the Panthers, with whom he began his career, ESPN.com reports.

Selected by Carolina with the second overall pick in the 2002 draft, Peppers had double-digit sacks in six of his eight seasons (2002-2009) with the team. He was also productive in Chicago and Green Bay, though he stepped back to a supporting role for the Packers last season, notching 23 tackles and 7.5 sacks in 16 games. Peppers may be used as a situational pass rusher rather than as a starter upon returning to Carolina. This could serve as the farewell tour in an impressive career that has featured 143.5 sacks and counting.

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Packers' Julius Peppers: To continue career
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peppers intends to return for a 16th season in 2017, ESPN's Rob Demovsky and Vaughn McClure report.

Peppers is set to become a free agent after playing out his three-year contract with the Packers. During that span, Peppers posted 25 sacks, including 7.5 this past season, moving him into fifth all-time in career sacks (143.5). At 37 years old, Peppers has transitioned into a situational player focused on rushing the passer, so it'll be interesting to see what kind of interest he receives on the open market this week.

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Packers' Julius Peppers: Potentially done with Packers
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Peppers doesn't figure to return to the Packers next season, ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports.

Peppers registered 7.5 sacks in a noticeably limited role last season, and although that production was impressive for someone his age, the Packers' many free-agent edge defenders may cause them to prioritize options younger than the 37-year-old this offseason. For his part, it's unclear whether Peppers will continue playing or opt to retire, thus complicating his situation further. What's certain, though, is that as the NFL's fifth-leading sack artist of all time, Peppers can hold his head high no matter what his future holds.

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Packers' Julius Peppers: Racks up 7.5 sacks in 2016
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Peppers finished the 2016 campaign with 23 tackles, including 7.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and three passes defensed.

Peppers scarcely showed his age this past season, as he continued putting up strong numbers in his age-36 season. The Packers tried to the veteran pass rusher fresh throughout the season, playing him on 57 percent of defensive plays and often resting him for a practice during the week. He'll be an unrestricted free agent once the league year ends and it's unclear if he'll opt to return for a 16th season or retire. If he does return, he'll figure to see a similar or slightly reduced role in 2017.

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Packers' Julius Peppers: Posts one sack in wild-card win
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Peppers had three tackles, including a sack, and two passes defended in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Despite being 36 years old, Peppers has continued to produce for the Packers. He pressured Eli Manning repeatedly Sunday and had one of just two sacks for Green Bay. After seeing limited snaps early in the year, Peppers played in 74 percent of the Packers' defensive snaps Sunday. He'll likely continue his increased role throughout the playoffs as he seeks to reach the Super Bowl for the second time in his 15-year career.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
P18/9/17HOU7:30 pm
P28/19/17@ TEN3:00 pm
P38/24/17@ JAC7:30 pm
P48/31/17PIT7:30 pm
19/10/17@ SF4:25 pm
29/17/17BUF1:00 pm
39/24/17NO1:00 pm
410/1/17@ NE1:00 pm
510/8/17@ DET1:00 pm
610/12/17PHI8:25 pm
710/22/17@ CHI1:00 pm
810/29/17@ TB1:00 pm
911/5/17ATL1:00 pm
1011/13/17MIA8:30 pm
Bye: Week 11
1211/26/17@ NYJ1:00 pm
1312/3/17@ NO1:00 pm
1412/10/17MIN1:00 pm
1512/17/17GB1:00 pm
1612/24/17TB1:00 pm
1712/31/17@ ATL1:00 pm
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
2015Green Bay Packers163725.01210.5000.0000
2016Green Bay Packers162315.087.5000.0003
TOTAL234661518.0143143.51129326.697476
Fumbles
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
2015Green Bay Packers1600200000
2016Green Bay Packers1600201010
TOTAL2340047018131182
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Height/Weight:
6-7/287
Birthdate:
1/18/1980
Age:
37
Hometown:
Wilson, NC, USA
School:
North Carolina
NFL Experience:
16
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