Peppers has been recovering from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder and failed his pre-training camp physical. But, not even 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.
Peppers, who remains on the mend from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, failed his pre-training camp physical, prompting his placement on the PUP list. There's been no exact timetable provided for his return.
Peppers (shoulder) is expected to be at full health in time for training camp, David Newton of ESPN
Peppers and Luke Kuechly both tore their right labrum and had offseason surgery. Though the veteran will be missing the offseason program he isn't expected to be held back once the regular season rolls around. The now-38-year old hasn't shown signs of slowing down too much after recording 11 sacks in 16 games a season ago. He'll be looking to make a large impact on the defense as a rotational player once again in 2018.
Peppers (shoulder) will continue rehabbing through OTAs and possibly minicamp, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Pepper is rehabbing a torn labrum in their right shoulder alongside Luke Kuechly, who suffered the same injury last season, on-campus with the Carolina training staff. Peppers, now 38, signed a one-year deal with the Panthers earlier this month after recording 33 tackles, 11 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 16 games last season. Now a rotational defender in Carolina, one wonders when father time will catch up with Peppers, especially coming off shoulder surgery. Still, if he can return to full health, there's no reason to doubt the veteran, who has recorded at least seven sacks for a decade straight.
The 38-year-old defensive end had 33 tackles, 11 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries last season, extending his remarkable streak to 10 consecutive years with at least seven sacks. He primarily saw the field on passing downs in 2017, playing 50.1 percent of Carolina's defensive snaps. Another double-digit sack campaign is a lot to ask for from Peppers while he plays on only a part-time basis, but the veteran has proven that isn't out of the question. He had shoulder surgery in early February and expects to be back at full strength for the start of training camp.
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