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2014 NFL Free Agency: Julius Peppers agrees to terms with Green Bay Packers

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The Chicago Bears were left with little choice but to release Julius Peppers and his big cap number earlier this week. If Peppers still has something left in the tank, which he likely does, then the last thing the Bears wanted was to see the veteran pass rusher sign with a division rival.

That’s exactly what happened Saturday morning, as Peppers has reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with the Green Bay Packers. Josina Anderson of ESPN reports the deal.

Peppers’ sack number was down a bit in 2013 (7), but he is still a quality player and stands to make an impact with the right fit. The Packers never have a dominant defense; their success on that side of the ball depends largely on playmakers who can change the course of a game in a single play. Even on the back end of his career Peppers can still be that type of guy, making this an intriguing addition indeed.

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  • Peter Maiz

    So now we are signing senior citizens to the defense. Way to go Packers.

    • Ross

      Or one of the most productive defensive players of the past 10 years. You’re right though. Horrible signing. It’s not like this guy is a hall of famer or anything…

      • Peter Maiz

        A great athlete with super natural talents but he’s 34. I think his natural ability can’t go on forever.