Julius Peppers LB GB (4) 5 days ago
Peppers recorded 1.5 sacks to go along with a pair of tackles Sunday against the Vikings.
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) 2 weeks ago
Peppers did not record a statistic in the Packers' season-opening victory over the Jaguars.
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) 4 weeks ago
Peppers has been cleared of any steroid use following a meeting with NFL league officials, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.
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) 1 month 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.
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) 1 month 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.
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) 7 months ago
Peppers finished his fourteenth season with 37 tackles, including 10.5 sacks.
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) 9 months ago
Peppers made four tackles (three solo) and tallied 2.5 sacks in Sunday's victory over the Raiders.
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) 10 months ago
Peppers recorded two tackles (both solo) and a sack in Sunday's victory over the Vikings.
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.
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) 1 year ago
Peppers recorded one solo tackle and one sack in Sunday's victory over the Seahawks.
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.