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  • Patriots' Jabrill Peppers: Records 78 tackles this past season

    Peppers finished the 2023 regular season with 78 tackles, two interceptions and a sack in 15 games with the Patriots. Per Evan Lazar of the Patriots' official site, Peppers profiles as an ideal box safety in today's NFL, while having finished fifth among safeties in Pro Football Focus' grade (87.3) and also being tied for sixth among all defensive backs in run stops (17) during the 2023 campaign. Peppers remains under contract with New England this coming season, which sets the stage for him to reprise his key role in the team's secondary.
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  • Patriots' Jabrill Peppers: Could return Week 18

    Peppers (hamstring) is listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Jets. Peppers missed the Patriots' last two games with this hamstring issue, but after a week of limited practice sessions, he's got a shot at returning in Week 18. If the 28-year-old is unable to suit up Sunday, Jalen Mills would likely start at free safety alongside Kyle Dugger.
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  • Patriots' Jabrill Peppers: Still absent from practice

    Peppers (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. The veteran safety missed his first game of 2023 last Sunday night against Denver. His continued absence from practice puts Peppers' status for Week 17 against the Bills in jeopardy. Jalen Mills filled in next to Kyle Dugger versus Denver.
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  • Patriots' Jabrill Peppers: Snags interception in win

    Peppers recorded three tackles (one solo) while intercepting a pass and deflecting another in Thursday's 21-18 win over the Steelers. Peppers stepped in front of a Mitch Trubisky pass intended for tight end Pat Freiermuth in the second quarter, securing his second interception of the season. The safety has compiled 10 tackles and a sack as well as the interception over the last three games following New England's Week 11 bye.
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  • Patriots' Jabrill Peppers: Registers first sack of 2023

    Peppers totaled three tackles (two solo), including a sack, and recovered a fumble in Sunday's Week 12 loss to the Giants. Peppers' three stops tied a season-low mark, but he still made an impact in the loss. The veteran safety recovered a New York fumble on the Giants' first offensive series of the contest, and he added a sack the next time New York's offense took the field. Peppers has registered 62 tackles (42 solo) and one interception over 11 contests this season.
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  • Patriots' Jabrill Peppers: Nine tackles, INT in victory

    Peppers recorded nine tackles (four solo) and one interception in the Patriots' Week 7 win over the Bills on Sunday. The nine tackles were a season high for the veteran safety, who also recorded his first pick of the year, broke up one pass and landed one QB hit on Josh Allen. Peppers has started all seven games and has 46 tackles (30 solo) on the year.
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  • Patriots' Jabrill Peppers: Good to go at Raiders

    Peppers is not listed on New England's injury report ahead of Sunday's game at Las Vegas. Peppers exited during the second half of New England's loss versus New Orleans in Week 5 due to an illness, but it seems he's back to full strength for Week 6. He should start at free safety Sunday.
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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: 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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  • 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: 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: 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: 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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