Julius Peppers
LB GB (4)
2 weeks 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)
2 weeks 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)
6 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)
8 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)
9 months 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.

Julius Peppers
LB GB (4)
11 months ago

Peppers recorded two tackles (both solo), a sack, and a forced fumble in Sunday's victory over the Rams.

EDGE Analysis

Peppers has just 14 (10 solo) tackles so far this year, but he has recorded at least one sack in four of the Packers' five games and has a total of 4.5 on the season.

Julius Peppers
LB GB (4)
11 months ago

Peppers recorded one solo tackle and one sack in Sunday's victory over the Seahawks.

EDGE Analysis

Peppers did not make a significant impact on Sunday's game, but he made the most of his lone opportunity to take down Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Peppers has 2.5 sacks through two games this season.

Julius Peppers
LB GB (4)
12 months ago

Peppers recorded four tackles with 1.5 sacks in Sunday's Week 1 opener against the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

After recording seven sacks in his first season with the Packers last year, Peppers got off to a great start in 2015 on Sunday. The veteran pass rusher is in his 14th season at age 35, but he's showing no signs of slowing down. Peppers could provide solid value as an IDP this year.

Julius Peppers
LB GB (4)
2 years ago

Peppers racked up 44 tackles (29 solo), seven sacks, four forced fumbles, two interceptions, 11 pass deflections, and two touchdowns over 16 games in his first season with the Packers.

Peppers' sack and tackle numbers essentially mimicked what he posted in 2013, but he did a much better job forcing turnovers and knocking down passes. Peppers remains under contract with the Packers, but given that he is 35 years old and is currently due $9.5 million in 2015, his next step is uncertain.

Julius Peppers
LB GB (4)
2 years ago

Peppers forced a fumble and tallied two sacks in Sunday's victory over the Buccaneers.

Peppers found his way into the sack column for the first time since Week 10 and recorded two sacks for the first time as a Packer. He will next face off against a Lions team that he has recorded 13 sacks against in 13 career games.