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TGS Offseason Preview: Green Bay Packers

Between now and the start of the new league year in March, TGS is providing brief summaries looking ahead at the offseason from the perspective of each NFL team. In this edition, we look at the Green Bay Packers. 2016 record: 10-6 — 1st place, NFC North What’s new? They’re about as hot as they’ve ever been. Projected salary cap space: $41 million — Which is just above...
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Julius Peppers ‘appears to be done in Green Bay’

According to Green Bay Packers ESPN Reporter Rob Demovsky, Julius Peppers’ days with the Packers are numbered. In a breakdown article of the Packers’ linebacker situation, Demovsky said Peppers “appears to be done in Green Bay.” With Peppers set to enter his 16th season at 37 years-old and his deal set to expire in a matter of days, this is hardly a hot take. Peppers originally...

Julius Peppers doesn’t know if he’ll play in 2017

Soon-to-be free agent and future Hall of Famer Julius Peppers doesn’t know if he wants to play another NFL season in 2017.According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, Peppers, who turned 37 years old earlier this month, still isn’t sure if he’ll return for next season.“I’m not really worried about that right now,” Peppers said. “I’ll let you know when I find out.”Peppers...
Via The Sports Daily
January 25, 2017  |  Discuss

Julius Peppers on Packers: ‘You Have to Realize the Opportunity’

Julius Peppers and the Green Bay Packers are set to take on the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game this weekend. It is a game that is highly anticipated, to say the least. Green Bay wasn’t expected to make it this far, but now that they are here the team is looking like a true Super Bowl contender. Looking ahead to this week’s game, Peppers has some words of wisdom...
Via This Given Sunday
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Harrison, Peppers give surging teams ageless presence

The oldest defensive starter in the NFL is also among its earliest risers. While his younger teammates spend their Monday mornings recovering from whatever bumps and bruises that might have piled up during Sunday's game, James Harrison wakes up before dawn and heads down to the Pittsburgh Steelers training facility. There the 38-year-old outside linebacker embraces the solitude...
Via Associated Press
January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

As snaps and sacks spike, Packers' Peppers takes midweek break

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Julius Peppers doesn't like to take breaks.He has missed just two practices in his three seasons with the Packers. One was late last year, and the other came Wednesday. Both were just days off for rest.Coach Mike McCarthy plans to give Peppers a midweek practice break the rest of the season, his 15th in the league. Peppers is still productive, with a sack in three...
Via Associated Press
December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Julius Peppers talks future, potential retirement

Green Bay Packers linebacker Julius Peppers isn’t sure about his future just yet. The 36-year-old linebacker has been a force for the Packers this season, tallying 6.5 sacks through 12 games and recently becoming fifth all-time on the NFL sacks list. When asked by USA Today‘s Ryan Wood, though, Peppers revealed he isn’t thinking about the future much: “I’m not saying...
Via The Sports Daily
December 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Julius Peppers passes Jason Taylor, moves to No. 6 on all-time sack list

Julius Peppers recorded a sack on Sunday night against Kirk Cousins and the Washington Redskins. But this was not an ordinary sack. With it, the Green Bay Packers pass rusher became the NFL’s sixth most prolific sack artist since the sack became an official stat in 1981. Julius Peppers passed Jason Taylor for 6th place on the all-time sack leaderboardThe 5 players above him...
Via Sportsnaut
November 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Julius Peppers: ‘Sky’s the limit’ for Packers defense

Their MVP quarterback still hasn’t found his stride, but at least the Green Bay Packers can lean on a defense that is starting to look championship-caliber. Veteran Julius Peppers is seeing all the right pieces for a dominant defense. “I think the sky’s the limit,” Peppers said, via ESPN. “We have a lot of guys that can get on the field and can make plays. The depth I...
Via The Sports Daily
October 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Packers expect Julius Peppers to return for 2016 season

The Green Bay Packers aren’t expecting outside linebacker Julius Peppers to join the growing list of big names retiring from the NFL this offseason. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, the Packers are “operating under the assumption” that Peppers—who turned 36 years old in January—will return for his 15th NFL season in 2016. The former No. 2 overall pick played in all...
Via The Sports Daily
February 09, 2016  |  Discuss

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