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Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:17:40 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers was cleared of acquisitions he used performance-enhancing drugs by the NFL Wednesday, Aug. 31.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:57:01 -0700
Green Bay Packers LBs Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers are set to meet with the NFL on Wednesday, Aug. 24, as part of an investigation stemming from an Al-Jazeera report last December about performance-enhancing drugs.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:43:54 -0700
Green Bay Packers LBs Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers have agreed to talk with the NFL regarding the allegations that they received performance-enhancing drugs, according to sources.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 19:06:55 -0700
Green Bay Packers LBs Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers among four players who will be suspended by Thursday, Aug. 25, if they do not comply with the National Football League's probe into performance-enhancing drugs. The suspension would be for conduct detrimental, and separate from any possible discipline the players would face under the league's drug policies.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:11:10 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB Nick Perry took snaps with the first-team defense at practice Friday, July 29, opposite LB Clay Matthews. The team wants Perry to play more snaps this year in an attempt to lessen the workload of LB Julius Peppers, so that the 36-year-old veteran won't wear down near the end of the season.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:26:21 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers and LB Clay Matthews will be interviewed by the NFL regarding PED allegations from an Al-Jazeera America report, team president Mark Murphy confirmed Thursday, July 21.
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:17:19 -0800
Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers plans to remain with the Packers next season. He said in January that he was unsure if he'd return for a 15th season at 36 years old.
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:51:56 -0800
Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers was being "jokingly recruited" by players at the Pro Bowl, including several from one of the top teams in the NFC, according to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report.
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:19:28 -0800
Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers plans to play in 2016, even it means playing for another team.
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 07:15:01 -0800
Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers will decide during the offseason if he'll return for the 2016 season. Peppers had 10.5 sacks this season, which is the most he has had since 2012.
Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:13:05 -0800
Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers (non-injury) was not on the injury report for Tuesday, Dec. 1, after not practicing Monday, Nov. 30.
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:43:16 -0800
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (ankle), CB Demetri Goodson (illness), WR Ty Montgomery (ankle) and LB Julius Peppers (non-injury) did not practice Monday, Nov. 30. OG T.J. Lang (shoulder), C Corey Linsley (ankle), LB Nate Palmer (foot) and OG Josh Sitton (back) were limited, while WR Jared Abbrederis (rib, chest), CB Micah Hyde (hip) and CB Damarious Randall (knee) practiced in full.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:41:45 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews lined up at inside linebacker during practice Thursday, July 30. LBs Julius Peppers and Nick Perry were the outside linebackers during the drills.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:16:31 -0800
Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers is expected to return to Green Bay in 2015 at full salary.
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 18:13:32 -0800
Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers gave a midseason speech that his teammates credit with helping stabilize the defense, and he has assumed a leadership role, making adjustments on the field and pulling younger players aside to provide advice.
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 10:16:21 -0800
Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers said he plans to play next season and hopes to remain with the Packers. Peppers is scheduled to make $8.5 million in 2015 and $7 million in 2016.
Sat, 27 Dec 2014 18:38:10 -0800
Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers' ability to defend both the run and the pass as a defensive end in nickel packages has contributed to the defense's success against the pass this year, according to defensive coordinator Dom Capers.
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 18:54:57 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers had a 49-yard interception return for a touchdown in the second quarter of the team's Week 5 game. He is the first player in NFL history with at least 100 sacks and 10 interceptions.
Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:04:40 -0700
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy praised LB Julius Peppers, saying he is everything he hoped he would be. "He's definitely everything I thought he would be," McCarthy said. "It's not only if he's playing faster, but really how they all play together."
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 11:36:38 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers has adapted well to the Packers' defensive scheme, according to linebackers coach Winston Moss. Moss said Peppers is a smart, experienced player who has been around long enough that he understands concepts in different schemes.
Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:23:52 -0700
Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers said LB Julius Peppers may move around on the defense and play a "hybrid" type role for the team. "I can tell you that things we've asked him to do, he's done a nice job of," defensive coordinator Dom Capers said of Peppers. "He'll be one of those, quote, hybrid-type guys. He'll rush, he'll drop, he'll do a lot of different things.
"He'll play different spots for us. I'm glad we have him. He's a rare guy from a talent standpoint. He's done a nice job mentally of picking up what we're asking him to do and, quite frankly, has looked pretty comfortable doing it."
Fri, 30 May 2014 13:55:16 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers noted Thursday, May 29, one of the main reasons he joined the Packers was to play opposite LB Clay Matthews. Peppers said he has never played with a dominant threat opposite him in his entire career.
Thu, 29 May 2014 10:57:50 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers worked at both the left and right outside linebacker positions during practice Thursday, May 29.
Fri, 02 May 2014 06:17:07 -0700
Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson said there was no evidence that DE Julius Peppers, 34, has declined. Peppers had 7.5 sacks last season, which was his lowest total since 2007. "He still has the same athletic traits that he had coming out," Thompson said. "He's had a remarkable history in the NFL in terms of durability."
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:04:26 -0700
Green Bay Packers LB Julius Peppers will have the chance to play multiple roles on defense with his new team, and he's expected to be used as both a defensive end and linebacker opposite LB Clay Matthews. He will be working with defensive line coach Mike Trgovac, who was his line coach for a year and defensive coordinator with the Carolina Panthers.
Fantasy Tip: Allowing Peppers to move around in Dom Capers' defense should help make him more productive as he ages.
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 06:36:07 -0700
Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers DE Julius Peppers agreed to terms on a three-year deal that is expected to pay up to $30 million. Peppers will get $8.5 million in the first year.
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 05:58:55 -0700
The Green Bay Packers agreed to terms with DE Julius Peppers (Bears) on a three-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:54:19 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Dallas Cowboys have significant interest in free-agent DE Julius Peppers (Bears).
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:16:19 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys have not scheduled a visit with free-agent DE Julius Peppers (Bears), but they remain interested in him at the right price.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:42:11 -0700
The Dallas Cowboys have interest in free-agent DE Julius Peppers (Cowboys).
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:13:13 -0700
The Chicago Bears are taking the full salary cap hit after releasing DE Julius Peppers, and they will not designate him as a post-June 1 cut, according to general manager Phil Emery.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:15:42 -0700
The Chicago Bears released DE Julius Peppers Tuesday, March 11.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:15:36 -0700
The Chicago Bears are expected to release DE Julius Peppers if a trade can not be completed for him.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:26:50 -0700
The Chicago Bears are calling around the league to see if teams are interested in trading for DE Julius Peppers, according to sources. However, a trade is unlikely.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 16:31:24 -0800
Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers might be cut if the team acts on its interest and signs free-agent DE Michael Bennett (Seahawks).
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:59:07 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman indicated that the team still views DE Julius Peppers as an important part of their defense, but the club has to be contemplating cutting him after he had 7.5 sacks in 2013. Trestman said they will make the NFL Draft "defense-oriented" to add bodies to a unit that finished last in sacks and 30th in points allowed.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:22:18 -0800
Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers' future with the team is in doubt after he remained silent for much of the 2013 season. Peppers will count $18,183,333 against the salary cap in 2014, and the Bears will have to carry $4,183,333 in dead money in each of the next two seasons if they decide to cut him.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:37:19 -0700
Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers (non-injury) and CB Charles Tillman (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 16.
Fri, 04 Oct 2013 13:59:02 -0700
Chicago Bears CB Sherrick McManis (quadricep) and DE Julius Peppers (chest) both fully practiced and are probable for Week 5. LB D.J. Williams (illness) was limited in practice and is probable.
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 15:20:29 -0700
Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers (chest) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 3.
Wed, 02 Oct 2013 15:49:05 -0700
Chicago Bears CB Sherrick McManis (quadriceps) and DE Julius Peppers (chest) both were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 2.
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 13:38:56 -0700
Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers (illness) and CB Charles Tillman (knee) are listed as probable for Week 2. Tillman fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 13, while Peppers was limited.
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:59:05 -0700
Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman (knee) and DE Julius Peppers (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 12.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:22:45 -0700
Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers has agreed to restructure his contract, which will take his 2013 base salary from $12.9 million to $9.9 million with the $3 million turning into a signing bonus. The move created $2 million in salary cap space for the team.
Sun, 11 Aug 2013 17:01:35 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall and DE Julius Peppers were held out of the preseason game Friday, Aug. 12, against the Carolina Panthers due to coach's decision.
Fantasy Tip: If you're a fantasy owners scouring the box score, worried Marshall's name didn't show, that's why. He has no known injury, and was sidelined since the coaching staff is well aware of what he can do. Peppers is also healthy.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 07:42:26 -0700
Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers was excused from practice for personal reasons Wednesday, Aug. 7.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:54:22 -0700
Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers (personal) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 6, because of personal reasons.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 10:17:09 -0700
Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers (hamstring) and CB Kelvin Hayden (hamstring) are not participating in practice Monday, Aug. 5.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 18:11:12 -0700
The Chicago Bears have several avenues they could go to free up salary cap space in 2013, but general manager Phil Emery is unlikely to restructure the contract of DE Julius Peppers. Lowering the cap figure for Peppers now would only make it grow in the future.
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:42:09 -0800
The Chicago Bears would save a considerable amount on the salary cap by restructuring DE Julius Peppers' contract. He is due $12.9 million in base salary in 2013 and has a salary cap charge of $16.383 million, which is approximately 13 percent of the team's entire cap. If Chicago converted $9 million of Peppers' base salary into a bonus payment it would save them $6 million against his year's cap.