Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 5/23/12
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GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It took Charlie Peprah five years to become a starter in the NFL, and now that the Green Bay Packers most-veteran safety got a taste of it over the past two seasons, he does not want to return to a backup role. But despite starting 28 games during the 2010 and 2011 seasons, Peprah has never actually earned a starting spot out of training camp. Two years ago, Peprah took over the starting job in Week 5 after Morgan Burnett tore his ACL and was out for the remainder of the season. Then, in 2011, Peprah again become a starter but not until Nick Collins was ruled out for the year heading into Week 3. Now, with Collins no longer a Packer, Peprah will look to use his six years of NFL experience to beat out a talented group of young players and win the starting role at safety from the get-go. "Everybody wants to be on the field, and not being on the field much (from 2006-2009) definitely did drive me," Peprah said. "Ask Desmond Bishop; We used to talk about it all the...
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