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  • Patriots' Jabrill Peppers: Comes off PUP list

    Peppers (knee) is practicing Monday, indicating that he has been removed from the active/PUP list, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. Peppers is recovering from ACL surgery, so taking the filed in practice is a major step in the right direction for the safety. He should provide depth in New England's secondary, but Peppers is unlikely to unseat starters Kyle Dugger or Devin McCourty.
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  • Patriots' Jabrill Peppers: Put on PUP list

    Peppers (knee) was placed on the active/PUP list by the Patriots on Thursday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports. Peppers will have to be activated off this injury list before he is allowed to practice in New England's upcoming training camp. The dynamic defensive back played only six games in 2021 before suffering a season-ending torn ACL in October. Peppers was a limited participant in the Patriots' voluntary OTAs in May, and he may need more time to fully recover before competing for a safety spot behind starters Kyle Dugger and Devin McCourty.
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  • Patriots' Jabrill Peppers: Still limited at minicamp

    Peppers (knee) remains limited at mandatory minicamp, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports. The safety is still working his way back from the torn ACL he suffered in October, participating in a limited capacity at practice Wednesday. Peppers has said in the past that he will be ready to go by training camp, giving him multiple more weeks to prepare before camp in late July. The safety signed a one-year deal with the Patriots in March and will operate with Kyle Dugger and Devin McCourty in the secondary this year.
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  • Patriots' Jabrill Peppers: Limited in OTAs

    Peppers is not practicing at full speed as he continues to recover from a torn ACL, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports. Peppers said in April that he expected to be ready to go by the start of training camp, which would make his recovery from the injury he suffered in October of 2021 a brisk one. There's nothing to suggest Peppers has been knocked off track in the rehab process, so he should be able to contribute for New England in the defensive backfield and on special teams by Week 1.
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  • Patriots' Jabrill Peppers: ACL recovery is on track

    Peppers said he has not had any setbacks in his recovery from a torn ACL and is expected to be ready by the start of training camp, Nicole Yang of the Boston Globe reports. Peppers, who suffered a ruptured ACL in his right knee last October, will be nine months out from his initial injury by the start of training camp in late July, which is on the low end for recoveries from ACL injuries of this nature. Pepper signed with New England on March 29 and will reunite with former Giants head coach Joe Judge, who is now an assistant with New England. The Patriots already have a deep core of safeties, but Peppers could contribute immediately as the primary punt returner after Gunner Olszewski, New England's main punt return man last season, signed with Pittsburgh in March.
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  • Patriots' Jabrill Peppers: Inks deal with Patriots

    Peppers (knee) has agreed to a one-year deal with the Patriots, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The report notes Peppers, who tore his right ACL last October, is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. The 2017 first-rounder will add depth and versatility to a New England safety corps that also features Devin McCourty, Adrian Phillips and Kyle Dugger. Prior to suffering his injury, Peppers logged 29 tackles in six games this season with the Giants.
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  • Giants' Jabrill Peppers: Also has knee injury

    Peppers (ankle) is also dealing with a knee injury, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports. Peppers exited Sunday's win over the Panthers with an ankle injury, but he actually grabbed his knee when he got hurt, and the Giants confirmed Monday that the safety is battling injuries in both places. Peppers' status for New York's Week 8 trip to Kansas City is murky at the moment, and he'll likely have his practice reps capped in some capacity this week.
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  • Giants' Jabrill Peppers: Tallies nine tackles

    Peppers had nine tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 38-11 loss to the Rams. Peppers missed Week 5 with a hamstring injury but returned to action in Week 6 and played 80 percent of the defensive snaps. The 26-year-old set a season-high for tackles in the contest and has yet to produce consistently enough this year to be a reliable IDP option.
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  • Giants' Jabrill Peppers: Doesn't practice Wednesday

    Peppers (hamstring) didn't practice Wednesday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Peppers picked up a hamstring injury during Sunday's win over the Saints, but he said after the game that he intended to play Week 5. If the 26-year-old safety doesn't practice in at least some capacity Thursday, his status for the divisional matchup Sunday will be in question.
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  • Giants' Jabrill Peppers: Double-digit tackles Sunday

    Peppers recorded 13 tackles (eight solo) and a forced fumble across 79 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. Peppers had his highest single-game tackle total of the year on Sunday, bringing his season total to 74 tackles (49 solo). He'll look to continue to rack up the tackles Sunday against the Browns.
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  • Giants' Jabrill Peppers: Active Week 5

    Peppers (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 5 tilt against the Cowboys, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports. The Giants are challenged with facing the prolific Dak Prescott and his talented array of passing-game weapons Sunday, so it's encouraging Peppers is able to take the field. The four-year veteran, who has 10 tackles on the campaign, hasn't played since logging nine snaps against the 49ers in Week 3 before departing with his injury.
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  • Giants' Jabrill Peppers: Won't play this week

    Peppers (ankle) is out for Sunday's game against the Rams, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports. Julian Love (knee) is listed as questionable but is expected to play, so the Giants should at least have one of their two starting safeties available. Peppers injured his ankle after playing only nine defensive snaps in last week's loss to the 49ers, leaving Love and Logan Ryan as the safety duo. Peppers also handles punt returns, but the Giants didn't need a replacement last week because the Niners finished every drive with a touchdown or field-goal attempt. Starting wide receivers Golden Tate and Darius Slayton are the other guys listed as punt returners on the depth chart on the team website.
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  • Giants' Jabrill Peppers: Misses back-to-back practices

    Peppers (ankle) did not participate during Thursday's practice session, Dan Salomone of Giants.com reports. There was promising news earlier in the week when Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reported that Peppers would not require surgery after suffering an in-game injury against the 49ers. His status for a Week 4 road trip to Los Angeles seems cloudy at the moment, however, as he's logged consecutive DNPs between Wednesday and Thursday. If Peppers is unable to play in a matchup against the Rams' top-10 pass offense, 31-year-old Nate Ebner would likely see an increase in usage.
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  • Giants' Jabrill Peppers: Sprains ankle Sunday

    Peppers suffered a low-ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the 49ers and will have further tests to establish a timeline for his return, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. It's encouraging that Peppers avoided the dreaded high-ankle sprain, but he still could miss a game or two depending on what the tests reveal. The Michigan product has looked good as a punt returner this season, and he's recorded 10 tackles as a safety. If he's forced to miss any time, Golden Tate will likely return punts while Nate Ebner logs more snaps at safety.
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  • Giants' Jabrill Peppers: Exits contest Sunday

    Peppers is in the locker room after suffering an ankle injury during Sunday's game against San Francisco, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Peppers appeared to have suffered the injury on a field goal attempt by the 49ers, as he was rolled up on his ankle. As long as Peppers is sidelined, look for Nate Ebner to take over as the team's strong safety.
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  • Giants' Jabrill Peppers: Hopeful for breakout

    Peppers (back) is healthy and looking to break out in 2020, John Schmeelk of the Giants' official website reports. Peppers appears to be fully recovered from a traverse process fracture in his back, which kept him out of the final five games of last season. Prior to the injury, he nearly set a career high in tackles (76) and pass breakups (five). The 24-year-old is entering his fourth season, and he has already had his fifth-year option picked up for 2021.
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  • Giants' Jabrill Peppers: Big Blue picks up fifth-year option

    The Giants exercised Peppers' (back) fifth-year option for 2021 Wednesday. The 24-year-old missed the final five games of the season after suffering a transverse process fracture in his back, but he still almost set career highs in tackles (76) and pass breakups (five) to go along with three forced fumbles. Peppers was acquired from the Browns in March 2019 and is New York's best playmaker in the secondary, so it was fully expected that the team would pick up his option.
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  • Giants' Jabrill Peppers: Hits injured reserve

    Peppers (back) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. The 24-year-old's season ultimately ends just shy of him hitting a number of career highs, as the safety was easily on pace to surpass his 2018 tackle and interception totals despite playing in just 11 games. A key member of the team's underwhelming defense, expect Peppers to be a mainstay as the Giants continue to add and develop their young secondary.
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  • Giants' Jabrill Peppers: Season could be over

    Coach Pat Shurmur said Friday it's possible Peppers (back) is placed on injured reserve, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports. The 24-year-old was expected to miss up to three weeks after suffering the transverse process fracture Week 12 against the Bears, but it appears the team could hold him out the remainder of the season. Peppers has yet to practice since suffering the injury. Julian Love should continue to fill in at strong safety for the Giants.
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  • Giants' Jabrill Peppers: Won't face Packers

    Peppers (back) is ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Peppers is in danger of missing multiple weeks due to a transverse process fracture, so his lack of availability doesn't come as much of a surprise. Michael Thomas stands to take over at strong safety in Peppers' stead while Darius Slayton will handle punt returns with Golden Tate (concussion) also sidelined.
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