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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.
Fri, 04 Jan 2013 15:21:04 -0800
Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers is scheduled to count $16.383 million toward the salary cap next season. The Bears may look to restructure Peppers' contract during the offseason to try to lower his cap hit.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 07:49:33 -0800
Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 16.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 06:16:24 -0800
Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers will receive a $200,000 bonus for making the Pro Bowl.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 07:37:07 -0800
The Chicago Bears seemingly were not prepared to face Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson's scrambling ability in Week 13, according to DE Julius Peppers. "He likes to play with his legs," Peppers said. "We weren't prepared for it, but he did a good job today." Head coach Lovie Smith added that he did a "terrible job" getting the team ready for the game.
Fri, 23 Nov 2012 14:33:44 -0800
Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (thumb), QB Jason Campbell (ribs), OG Lance Louis (ankle), DE Shea McClellin (concussion), DT Stephen Paea (shoulder), DE Julius Peppers (thigh) and DT Matt Toeaina (calf) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 23, and are probable for Week 12.
Thu, 22 Nov 2012 13:08:23 -0800
Chicago Bears OG Lance Louis (ankle), DE Shea McClellin (concussion), DE Julius Peppers (thigh) and LB Lance Briggs (thumb) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 22.
Wed, 21 Nov 2012 15:35:24 -0800
Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (thumb), OG Lance Louis (ankle), DE Shea McClellin (concussion) and DE Julius Peppers (thigh) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 21.
Thu, 01 Nov 2012 14:51:59 -0700
Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers (coaches' decision) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 1.
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:32:45 -0700
Chicago Bears DL Julius Peppers (foot), who has been bothered by plantar fasciitis, has been sidelined for portions of the second half in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions. He was able to return to the field late in the fourth quarter.
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:48:22 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (illness), DE Julius Peppers (undisclosed) and LB Brian Urlacher (undisclosed) did not practice Friday, Oct. 19.
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 12:51:37 -0700
Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers (ankle) was limited in practice Friday, Oct. 5, and is probable for Week 5.
Thu, 04 Oct 2012 14:57:12 -0700
Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers (ankle), FB Evan Rodriguez (knee) and LB Brian Urlacher (undisclosed) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 4.
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 15:39:26 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (hand) and DE Julius Peppers (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Oct. 3.
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 18:53:27 -0700
Chicago Bears DL Julius Peppers (undisclosed) limped off in the waning moments of the second quarter of the Week 4 game Monday, Oct. 1, against the Dallas Cowboys due to an undisclosed apparent lower body injury.
Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:53:37 -0700
Chicago Bears TE Evan Rodriguez (knee), DE Julius Peppers and LS Patrick Mannelly (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 27. Peppers sat out because of a non-injury related reason.
Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:30:46 -0700
Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers (foot) fully participated in the team's practice Friday, Sept. 21, and is probable for the team's Week 3 game.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:15:43 -0700
Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers (foot) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:03:53 -0700
Chicago Bears DE Julius Peppers (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 19.
Thu, 15 Mar 2012 05:16:30 -0700
The Buffalo Bills are prepared to give free-agent LB Mario Williams (Texans) a contract making him the highest-paid defensive player in the league. The Bills' offer to Williams eclipses the six-year, $91.5 million deal that the Chicago Bears gave DL Julius Peppers in 2010, according to a source.