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Top Julius Peppers News

  • Panthers' Julius Peppers: Decides to retire

    Peppers announced his retirement from football Friday, David Newton of reports.

    Selected second overall in the 2002 draft, Peppers played 266 of a possible 272 games in 17 NFL seasons, ultimately finishing in fourth place on the all-time sacks list (159.5). He also ranks second to only Robert Mathis with 52 career forced fumbles, though the statistic has only been tracked reliably since the early 1990s. The 39-year-old pass rusher was just shy of elite for most of his career, but the combination of longevity, durability and reliability give him a rock-solid case for the Hall of Fame. Meanwhile, the Panthers are left with Mario Addison and not much else at defensive end, a position they likely will address in the early rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft.

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  • Panthers' Julius Peppers: No decision on retirement

    Peppers will take "a couple of weeks" to make a decision on his future in the NFL, David Newton of ESPN reports.

    Peppers is said to be "50-50" on whether he will retire or not. Following a five-sack season in 2018, the soon-to-be 39-year-old seems to have something left in the tank.

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  • Panthers' Julius Peppers: Posts sack in loss

    Peppers recorded two tackles (both solo), including a sack, in Sunday's loss to the Lions.

    Peppers' sack was his second in as many weeks and his fourth on the season. He'd need a strong finish to equal his 11-sack output from a year ago, but his production is impressive given he's 38 years old and seeing a more limited snap count than in years past. Looking ahead, Peppers and the Panthers will face off against the Seahawks in Week 12.

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  • Panthers' Julius Peppers: Notches third sack in loss

    Peppers had three tackles (one solo) and a sack in Thursday's blowout loss to the Steelers.

    The Panthers struggled to slow down the Pittsburgh offense all evening, with Peppers' sack representing one of only two hits put on quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The 38-year-old isn't the consistent force of his younger days, but he has three sacks and two forced fumbles so far to go with 12 total tackles through nine games.

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  • Panthers' Julius Peppers: First practice of offseason

    Peppers practiced Monday for the first time this offseason, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Part of the reason Peppers has remained sidelined is because of February shoulder surgery. The other reason is that he's 38 years old and needs to maintain form for the regular season. Peppers continued to defy odds in his 16th NFL campaign, racking up 11 sacks in a reserve role. His snaps will be mainly limited to passing situations again in 2018.

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  • Panthers' Julius Peppers: Returns to practice following offseason surgery

    Peppers (shoulder) returned to practice Monday, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

    Monday marked Peppers' first practice of the season due in large part to his offseason shoulder surgery. Coach Ron Rivera also suggested that monitoring the 38-year-old's rest contributed to his elongated absence. Anyhow, Peppers will seemingly ease his way back into the mix and likely won't be heavily relied on during the early portion of the season.

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  • Panthers' Julius Peppers: Removed from PUP

    Peppers (shoulder) passed his physical Sunday and has been removed from the PUP list, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.

    Peppers has been recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder and failed his pre-training camp physical. However, less than two weeks later, the defensive end has been medically cleared to return to the practice field. The Panthers are planning on easing the veteran back into the swing of things during training camp in order to ensure he is 100 percent for the start of the regular season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 295 lbs
Birthplace: Wilson, NC, USA
Age: 42
School: North Carolina
Experience: 18