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Thu, 03 Mar 2011 14:48:41 -0800
The Detroit Lions cut LB Julian Peterson Thursday, March 3, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Wed, 05 Jan 2011 19:48:30 -0800
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said Wednesday, Jan. 5, that LB Julian Peterson will be released after the Super Bowl, reports Chris McCosky, of The Detroit News. "Any time you make 31 straight starts for a team, you have given a lot of blood, sweat and tears to make that happen," Mayhew said. "I thanked him and told him we weren't going to bring him back."
Sun, 02 Jan 2011 09:01:54 -0800
The Detroit Lions have declared RB Aaron Brown, DL Barry Turner, CB Chris Houston, OG Donald Thomas, LB Julian Peterson, SS Randy Phillips, OT Tony Ugoh inactive for Week 17.
Sat, 13 Nov 2010 07:47:40 -0800
Detroit Lions LB Julian Peterson has been fined $7,500 for an unnecessary roughness penalty he received in Week 9, reports Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network.
Thu, 02 Sep 2010 05:25:49 -0700
Detroit Lions LB Julian Peterson could have a hard time surpassing the 4.5 sacks he had last year, according to Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. Peterson is playing a different role on third downs this year. Used as a rush end in many passing situations last year, Peterson is now dropping into coverage as a nickel linebacker. The Lions made the switch after upgrading their defensive line by drafting DL Ndamukong Suh, trading for DL Corey Williams and signing DL Kyle Vanden Bosch as a free agent.
Fri, 16 Jul 2010 10:52:57 -0700
The Detroit Lions believe the improvements they have made on the defensive line will help LB Julian Peterson because he is more productive blitzing in a standing position and the linemen will take on blockers, which will allow Peterson to have a clear path, according to MLive.com's Tom Kowalski.
Fri, 16 Jul 2010 08:23:47 -0700
The Detroit Lions coaching staff is high on LB DeAndre Levy, who has taken over at middle linebacker, reports Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News. He was impressive at times last year, but also played like a rookie. LB Zack Follett is also being tested at outside linebacker. While he appears to have the physical tools, he needs to get the playbook down so he is not caught out of position. LB Julian Peterson, who mans the other outside spot, needs to contribute more than the 76 tackles and 4.5 sacks that he did a year ago based off the $7.5 million the Lions invested.
Thu, 20 May 2010 16:07:10 -0700
Detroit Lions LB Julian Peterson has been playing more of a traditional linebacker spot during the team's OTAs, reports The Detroit News' Tim Twentyman. Peterson played as more of a hybrid linebacker/defensive end position last season. Head coach Jim Schwartz said, "You'll probably see Julian be in a little bit more situations package-wise as a pass rusher and as a blitzer. Where he's not just strictly a defensive end or little bit more of a hybrid position. I think that's a good thing. It's a change for him, but it's a result of adding guys that can rush the passer upfront."
Thu, 14 Jan 2010 23:36:10 -0800
Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports Detroit Lions LB Julian Peterson is scheduled to make $7.5 million in 2010 and a combined $16.5 million the following two seasons. Kowalski doesn't feel the Lions want to pay that much, but Peterson may not be willing to accept a pay cut. Whether Peterson remains in Detroit for another year may come down to whether the Lions believe they cannot afford to lose him.
Wed, 06 Jan 2010 19:57:22 -0800
Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports Detroit Lions LB Julian Peterson is on the bubble to return to the team next season. Peterson has a huge contract, and he is unlikely to take a pay cut.
Thu, 08 Oct 2009 07:08:10 -0700
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Julian Peterson has not recorded a sack yet this season. The Lions have used him a defensive end at times so he could rush the passer more.
Thu, 01 Oct 2009 14:49:23 -0700
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Julian Peterson could be used at linebacker on first and second downs and move to defensive end on third downs in the team's Week 4 game.
Sat, 18 Jul 2009 13:53:12 -0700
Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions LB Julian Peterson will line up at defensive end on passing downs so he can be a pass rushing option.
Tue, 14 Jul 2009 08:21:14 -0700
Carlos Monarrez, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Julian Peterson said the team is looking forward to prove the critics wrong after last season's winless campaign. "Football is an adverse sport anyway. But coming from 0-16, a lot of people in the sports world, analysts, have written us down as the 32nd team already, knowing that anything can change, subject to change, injuries can happen, anything," Peterson said. "But we're not looking upon that and try to say, 'Oh, we're going to be the same old Lions from last year.' It's a whole new year. We've got a whole new coaching staff, whole new players, a whole new mentality. So this is going to be great for all of us."
Mon, 13 Jul 2009 09:14:03 -0700
Carlos Monarrez, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Ernie Sims said he has developed great chemistry with new LBs Julian Peterson and Larry Foote. "I like them," Sims said. "We sit here and play around all the time. But the most imporant part is when we're on the field, and the chemistry we have on the field is great." Sims added, "Those guys, they aren't like me. They have been to Pro Bowls, they have been to Super Bowls. They know what it takes to be successful and win games in this league. And you've got me on the other hand. I just know one thing: to play hard and make plays. So when you put those two together you've got great chemistry."
Tue, 17 Mar 2009 14:48:22 -0700
Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhem said the Lions still are considering selecting Wake Forest LB Aaron Curry with the first overall pick despite trading for LB Julian Peterson.
Mon, 16 Mar 2009 04:22:51 -0700
Clare Farnsworth, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports the Seattle Seahawks' decision to trade LB Julian Peterson to the Detroit Lions was not due to Peterson declining to restructure his seven-year, $54 million contract. The deal was completed because DL Cory Redding agreed to rework the seven-year, $49 million deal he got last July, one scheduled to pay him $25.6 million in base salaries, $14.5 million in workout bonuses and $3.675 million in roster bonuses.
Sun, 15 Mar 2009 12:16:07 -0700
Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions LB Julian Peterson will play at strongside linebacker.
Sat, 14 Mar 2009 15:27:04 -0700
Mike Sando, of ESPN.com, reports the Detroit Lions suffer a net cap loss of $2 million after acquiring LB Julian Peterson from the Seattle Seahawks.
Sat, 14 Mar 2009 15:26:42 -0700
Mike Sando, of ESPN.com, reports the Seattle Seahawks saved $4.6 million against the salary cap by trading LB Julian Peterson to the Detroit Lions.
Sat, 14 Mar 2009 14:33:32 -0700
Clare Farnsworth, of The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports the Seattle Seahawks have traded LB Julian Peterson to the Detroit Lions for DL Cory Redding and a fifth-round draft choice in the 2009 NFL Draft. The deal is contingent on both players passing a physical.
Sat, 14 Mar 2009 14:33:08 -0700
Clare Farnsworth, of The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports the Detroit Lions have traded DL Cory Redding and a fifth-round draft choice to the Seattle Seahawks for LB Julian Peterson. The deal is contingent on both players passing a physical.
Sat, 14 Mar 2009 03:13:57 -0700
Mike Sando, of ESPN.com, reports Seattle Seahawks LB Julian Peterson has refused a pay cut from the team, putting his future with the Seahawks in doubt, according to sources. Peterson's contract, a seven-year deal running through the 2012 season, calls for $6.5 million in salary for 2009. Counting bonus money already paid, the contract counts $8.8 million against the salary cap if Peterson remains on the roster and $4.6 million if the team releases him.
Fri, 20 Feb 2009 06:59:06 -0800
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports LB LeRoy Hill, LB Julian Peterson and LB Lofa Tatupu cost more than $20 million against the salary cap.
Wed, 23 Jul 2008 11:25:31 -0700
Clare Farnsworth, of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, reports Seattle Seahawks LB Julian Peterson will wear No. 98 in 2008 after wearing No. 59 the past two seasons. DL Baraka Atkins switched from No. 98 to No. 59.
Tue, 10 Jun 2008 15:46:09 -0700
Frank Hughes, of The News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks LB Julian Peterson lined up at left defensive end in a new scheme used by defensive coordinator John Marshall.
Tue, 18 Dec 2007 14:15:25 -0800
NFL.com reports Seattle Seahawks LB Julian Peterson has been selected to the 2008 Pro Bowl.
Sun, 30 Sep 2007 17:54:16 -0700
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks LB Julian Peterson had three of the team's six sacks Week 4.
Tue, 28 Aug 2007 16:21:05 -0700
Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks LB Julian Peterson (knee) is not expected to play in the team's preseason game against the Oakland Raiders Thursday, Aug. 30.
Tue, 28 Aug 2007 16:14:01 -0700
Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks LB Julian Peterson (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 28.
Fri, 24 Aug 2007 11:47:10 -0700
Jose Miguel Romero, of the Seattle Times, reports Seattle Seahawks LB Julian Peterson (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 23.
Fri, 24 Aug 2007 11:29:26 -0700
Frank Hughes, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks LB Julian Peterson (knee) will not play in the team's preseason game Saturday Aug. 25, against the Minnesota Vikings.
Wed, 22 Aug 2007 17:31:20 -0700
Mike Kahn, of Seahawks.com, reports Seattle Seahawks LB Julian Peterson (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Aug. 22.
Tue, 19 Dec 2006 19:50:34 -0800
NFL.com reports Seattle Seahawks LB Julian Peterson was selected to the NFC Pro Bowl roster.
Wed, 06 Dec 2006 17:52:58 -0800
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports Seattle Seahawks LB Julian Peterson (personal) was excused from practice Wednesday, Dec. 6, but he is expected to start Week 14.
Tue, 01 Aug 2006 21:44:24 -0700
The Associated Press reports Seattle Seahawks LB Julian Peterson is being lined up at various positions by the team to take advantage of his versatility. He's being used as a coverage or blitzing linebacker and as a speed rush end. Defensive coordinator John Marshall said, "He's such a versatile guy, you don't want to put him in one place so that teams know where he is." Marshall knows that Peterson also played safety when he was with the San Francisco 49ers.
Tue, 28 Mar 2006 20:29:37 -0800
Seattle Seahawks LB Julian Peterson signed a seven-year contract with base salaries of $1.0 million (2006), $2.0 million (2007), $3.5 million (2008), $6.5 million (2009), $7.5 million (2010), $8.0 million (2011) and $8.5 million (2012).
Mon, 27 Mar 2006 21:11:01 -0800
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports the Seattle Seahawks signing of LB Julian Peterson is now official.
Tue, 21 Mar 2006 17:23:49 -0800
Gregg Bell, of the Associated Press, reports agent Kevin Poston said the contract LB Julian Peterson agreed to with the Seattle Seahawks is worth $54 million over seven years and includes $18.5 million guaranteed. The deal is worth $10 million in the first year, $18.4 million in the second and $23.5 million in the third. Delores Peterson, Julian's mother, confirmed from the family's Maryland home Tuesday evening, March 21, that her son was coming to Seattle.
Mon, 20 Mar 2006 20:56:05 -0800
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports the Seattle Seahawks have reached an agreement with free agent LB Julian Peterson to a seven-year contract worth $54 million. The deal includes $18.5 million in guarantees, including $10 million for the 2006 season.
Mon, 20 Mar 2006 19:19:42 -0800
ESPN.com's John Clayton reports if the Seattle Seahawks don't match the offer sheet from the Minnesota Vikings for OG Steve Hutchinson, they may strongly pursue free agent LB Julian Peterson (49ers).
Sun, 19 Mar 2006 21:00:34 -0800
Harvey Fialkov, of the Sun-Sentinel, reports the Miami Dolphins will visit with free agent LB Julian Peterson (49ers) Monday, March 20.
Fri, 17 Mar 2006 09:48:46 -0800
Matt Maiocco, of the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, reports San Francisco 49ers LB Brandon Moore feels he is ready to take over for free agent LB Julian Peterson (49ers), if Peterson does not re-sign. "If things didn't work out and Julian wasn't here, and they asked me to take on more roles and have more responsibility, I'd be honored," said Moore. "I'd step right in. I'd do everything I had to do to prepare myself to fill that role."
Thu, 16 Mar 2006 14:08:14 -0800
Greg A. Bedard, of the Palm Beach Post, reports free agent LB Julian Peterson (49ers) is expected to visit the Miami Dolphins Monday, March 20.
Wed, 15 Mar 2006 11:00:37 -0800
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports the Seattle Seahawks have scheduled free agent LB Julian Peterson (49ers) for a visit.
Mon, 13 Mar 2006 18:11:17 -0800
Greg Beacham, of the Associated Press, reports the flurry of free-agent signings around the league left San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Nolan surprisingly confident the 49ers had a chance to re-sign free agent LB Julian Peterson (49ers). He is still on the market while many other high-profile free agents are gone. "I don't know why, (but) I have a sense of being encouraged by all the things that have happened," Nolan said.
Fri, 10 Mar 2006 19:35:42 -0800
Jason La Canfora, of the Washington Post, reports the Washington Redskins were not poised to be a major player in the race to sign free agent LB Julian Peterson (49ers), according to representatives for players on the linebacker market.
Sat, 04 Mar 2006 09:21:08 -0800
Darren Urban, of the East Valley Tribune, reports the Arizona Cardinals might have interest in acquiring San Francisco 49ers LB Julian Peterson, who is eligible for free agency March 6.
Sun, 26 Feb 2006 08:00:39 -0800
Jim Wyatt and Paul Kuharsky, of the Tennessean, report Tennessee Titans general manager Floyd Reese didn't rule out the Titans looking into soon-to-be free agent LB Julian Peterson (49ers). "He's a good athlete,'' he said.
Sat, 25 Feb 2006 05:59:58 -0800
Mike Garafolo, of the Star-Ledger, reports the New York Giants could pursue a linebacker, like free agent LB Julian Peterson (49ers), via free agency.