Julius Peppers
LB GB (4)
3 days ago

Peppers recorded a sack and five tackles Sunday against the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

After picking up just 3.5 sacks in his first nine games of 2016, Peppers has gotten to the quarterback in each of his last three games. The 36-year-old has plenty of gas in the tank to continue sacking the quarterback, even when his snaps are limited. He's a player to consider adding to IDP rosters for the stretch run.

Julius Peppers
LB GB (4)
1 week ago

Peppers recorded two tackles and a sack in Monday's win over the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran continues to make his presence felt on the defense, recording a sack in back-to-back games. Peppers played in 73 percent of the defensive snaps Monday and may continue to see a high number of reps if Jake Ryan (ankle) remains sidelined.

Julius Peppers
LB GB (4)
3 months ago

Peppers recorded 1.5 sacks to go along with a pair of tackles Sunday against the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Before getting too excited about the veteran's performance, he's no longer a full-time player, though he obviously has the ability to get to the quarterback. Despite the limited snaps, he'll play in high-leverage situations, making him a candidate for decent sack totals, but almost non-existent as a tackler.

Julius Peppers
LB GB (4)
3 months ago

Peppers did not record a statistic in the Packers' season-opening victory over the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran Peppers did not have many opportunities to make an impact: of the Packers' 72 defensive snaps he was on the field for just 29 -- the fourth-most among Packers outside linebackers. The Packers will likely continue to conserve his snaps in an effort to keep him fresh for games later in the season, which could make it tough for him to match or surpass the 10.5 sacks he recorded a year ago.

Julius Peppers
LB GB (4)
3 months ago

Peppers has been cleared of any steroid use following a meeting with NFL league officials, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Peppers, as well as Clay Matthews and James Harrison, were all linked to PED use in an Al-Jazeera documentary early this offseason, which eventually prompted an interview with league officials. However, after going through the interviews, all three had their names cleared Wednesday and will not face any sort of suspension. Peppers should be ready to go for Week 1 and is slated to reclaim his job as a starter in his 15th NFL season.

Julius Peppers
LB GB (4)
4 months ago

Peppers has agreed to meet with the NFL, who has threatened a suspension due to allegations linked to steroid use from an Al-Jazeera documentary called The Dark Side, Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

With a potential suspension hanging over his head, Peppers will in fact explain his mention in the documentary, despite submitting an affidavit regarding the allegations to the NFL. The date of the interview is unknown, but the Packers should have some clarity regarding its pass-rushing duo (also, Clay Matthews) in the near future.

Julius Peppers
LB GB (4)
4 months ago1 Comment

Peppers, Clay Matthews and free-agent Mike Neal will be suspended beginning Aug. 26 if they don't agree to be interviewed by the league about allegations linking the players to performance-enhancing drugs in the Al Jazeera America documentary The Dark Side, USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

The NFL Players Association has said the players submitted affidavits to the league about the allegations, but the league wants to interview the players in person. The edict from the league sets up a showdown which raises the possibility that Peppers could be suspended for regular season games.

Julius Peppers
LB GB (4)
9 months ago

Peppers finished his fourteenth season with 37 tackles, including 10.5 sacks.

EDGE Analysis

Peppers saw his sack total go from seven in his first year in Green Bay to 10.5 last season, an even more impressive increase when you consider that his defensive snap percentage dropped from 73.9 to 66.6 percent from his first year as a Packer to his second. The reduction in snap percentage is likely an effort to increase his longevity and effectiveness, and it appears to have done both, with Peppers expected to return for his 15th season, for which he'll be 36 years old. He started every game last season and has been very effective as a pass rusher since joining the Packers in 2014. As a result, there's nothing to indicate that he won't be equally impactful in 2016.

Julius Peppers
LB GB (4)
12 months ago

Peppers made four tackles (three solo) and tallied 2.5 sacks in Sunday's victory over the Raiders.

EDGE Analysis

Peppers' activity in the sack department Sunday gives him 9.5 sacks on the season, which is his best mark since the 2012 season. He will have two more games to get to the quarterback again and finish with double-digit sacks for the ninth time in his 14-year career.

Julius Peppers
LB GB (4)
1 year ago

Peppers recorded two tackles (both solo) and a sack in Sunday's victory over the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Peppers did not record a sack in the three games leading up to Sunday's but he got back on the board Sunday, and now has 6.5 sacks though 10 games this season.