|12/20/2014||Sean Lee, MLB DAL|
Knile Davis, RB KC
Brandin Cooks, WR NO
Aldon Smith, OLB SF
Josh Gordon, WR CLE
|Julian Edelman, WR NE|
Brian Cushing, ILB HOU
Julius Peppers, OLB GB
Donte Moncrief, WR IND
Andre Williams, RB NYG
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Packers' Julius Peppers hopes to play beyond 2015
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(1/5/15) Packers defensive end Julius Peppers has no intentions of retiring after the playoffs and wants to play as long as his body permits, reports ESPN Wisconsin.
With plans to definitely play in 2015, Peppers, 34, said if he does continue his career beyond that, he wants to do it in a Packers uniform.
"If I can play until I'm 40, then I’ll play until I'm 40," Peppers said. "Who knows? But whatever happens, I hope it's here."
Peppers was able to play in all 16 games this season and registered 44 tackles and seven sacks. While Peppers would like to play beyond 2015, he knows that nothing in the NFL is guaranteed.
"I don’t know how much football I have left," Peppers said. "In reality, none of us know."
Packers' Julius Peppers takes one back to the house
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(10/3/14) Packers linebacker Julius Peppers scored his fifth career touchdown Thursday night at home against the Vikings in Week 5.
Peppers picked off Christian Ponder in the second quarter and took it 49 yards to the end zone for a touchdown, giving his team a 21-0 lead. Three of his five touchdowns have been interception returns. Four of his five scores have been from 40-plus yards. Peppers became the first player in NFL history to register 100 sacks and 10 interceptions in a career.
He registered three tackles, half of a sack and a pass defended in a 42-10 victory.
Julius Peppers yearns to follow success of older stars
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/4/14) Packers linebacker Julius Peppers will turn 35 before the Super Bowl, but has taken comfort in recent football history. Several premier players continued to rack up sacks at an advanced age.
Among them were Reggie White, who totaled 16 sacks at age 37 and Michael Strahan, who piled up 11 1/2 at 34. Bruce Smith, the all-time leading sacker in the NFL, continued to thrive into his late 30s.
"By no means am I comparing myself to those guys, but you do take a look at those lists," Peppers told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "It's not impossible. It's not impossible to have great seasons at a more mature age. People have done it."
Peppers managed seven sacks last year, which matched a career-low. He has totaled double figures in eight of his 12 seasons.
Healthy scratches dominate inactive list for Packers
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(8/28/14) The following players will not suit up for the Packers Thursday night against the Chiefs, per ESPN: Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb, Eddie Lacy, Sam Shields, Tramon Williams, Demetri Goodson, Morgan Burnett, A.J. Hawk, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, Brad Jones, David Bakhtiari, T.J. Lang, Josh Sitton, JC Tretter, Bryan Bulaga, Mike Daniels, Brandon Bostick, Jordy Nelson and Datone Jones.
Scout: Julius Peppers 'just a freak of nature'
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
|(8/13/14) Packers defensive end Julius Peppers is 34, and he said asking about his age is a "fair question," reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. But a scout told the paper that age doesn't apply with Peppers.
"I was told by one of our personnel guys that used to be with Peppers that he is just a freak of nature," the scout said. "That his body type may be like he's five years younger. But we won't see that in the preseason."
Peppers played five snaps at end and five at outside linebacker in the preseason opener. He hopes to play a little more Saturday at St. Louis. Peppers intends to let the film show whether he can still make an impact.
"I’m not really going to get into too much discussing what I can and can’t do," he said. "I’m going to let the film speak for it."
|The Packers signed Julius Peppers after his release from the Bears this offseason, and it's there where he'll try his hand as a pass rusher from the outside linebacker spot. Peppers posted a six-year low in sacks with 7.5 last season, totaling 45 tackles with minimal contributions otherwise. Those numbers are fair to middlin' for a defensive lineman but for a linebacker they're weak. That's par for the course for a player who's about to enter his 13th NFL season – declining stats come with the territory. Unless you can find a roster spot for him as a defensive lineman in your deep IDP league, don't expect to start Peppers very often.
(Updated 4/30/14) |