Peppers recorded six tackles and a fumble recovery during Sunday's 21-21 tie with the Steelers. He also logged 15 yards on one punt return and 24 yards on a kick return.
Peppers was heavily involved on both defense and special teams and seemed more comfortable than he was as a rookie, when the 2017 first-rounder averaged less than 3.5 tackles per game. Look for him to continue in the starting lineup going forward in addition to seeing reps as a return man.
Peppers could also see some action on punt returns, but receiver Antonio Callaway is currently the first option. The 2017 first-round pick is set to start at strong safety for the Browns this season, and he's shown no residual issues through the preseason from the groin injury that landed him on the Physically Unable to Perform list back in July.
Peppers (groin) was officially activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list Monday, Nate Ulrich of the Ohio Beacon Journal reports.
Peppers sat out the first four days of training camp with a groin injury. Now back in action, the 2017 first-rounder is expected to compete with Derrick Kindred for the starting job at strong safety.
Peppers (groin) passed his physical and will be eligible to come off the PUP list Monday, Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com reports.
Peppers return to practice could come as early as Monday if he comes off the PUP list, while the 2017 first-rounder projects to compete with Derrick Kindred for a starting spot at safety.
The injury could hamper Peppers' bid to secure a starting safety spot over Derrick Kindred. A first-round pick in 2017, Peppers didn't make much of a splash as a rookie, recording 58 tackles, three pass breakups and one interception in 13 games.
|4||9/30/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|