Green Bay Packers Sign Julius Peppers to 3-Year Deal

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Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jarrett Boykin (11) is pursued by Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers (90) during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Bears will get a firsthand look to see if Peppers is finished or has anything left in the tank.  Former Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers  is staying in the NFC North, but he’s heading to the other side of the Cheddar Curtain.  The 8-time Pro Bowl defensive end agreed to terms on a 3-year contract with the Green Bay Packers that could be worth a lot of cheddar, according to ESPN:

Peppers agreed to a three-year deal worth up to $30 million, his agent, Carl Carey, told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. The deal includes $7.5 million in guaranteed money and will pay Peppers $8.5 million in salary for the first year, Carey told Anderson.

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  • Arnold

    Hey Boomer, as a Bear fan what does your gut tell you about this signing? I thought you would have some great perspective.

    • BearGogglesOn

      I think the Packers believe they’re one piece away on defense, much like the Bears did in 2010. They rarely dip into the Free Agent waters, so it says something about what they think they can get out of Peppers.

  • John Vassar

    Arnold, the perspective is GB over paid for another player. Peppers got great deal and no way were the Bears going to pay that kind of money nor should they have. The Bears upgraded at DE with Houston and Young. Time to move on. http://beardownnation.blogspot.ca/

    • Mike

      Have to agree. Houston will really make the left side of the D hard to run against, and he can still get after the QB. The only question is who will be the pass-rush guy coming off the right end? Will it be Young, Bass, Washington or some other guy to be identified later? Either way, the Bears are deeper at DE than they have been in a while, just need to get another DT or two, preferably one of the studs in the draft that can really push the pocket. Have a feeling there are going to be some really tired and sore QB’s in the NFC North this season.

      • John Vassar

        Bass showed flashes as a pass rusher and the Bears are high on him. Some analyst believe that Young will step into that rusher role. Will be interesting.

    • LaughHammer

      Green Bay is doing something rare. Not often do they spend like that, and spend for players they don’t draft or sign as undrafted free agents. They must of been told something from Peppers that convinced them. They gave him a decent payday.

  • Mike Flannery

    Peppers did play great in both games against GB last year (3 sacks), but Thompson must not have watched the rest of em.

    • LaughHammer

      7 games 0 tackles – 1 game 1 tackle says a whole lot about where Peppers was last year. He either lost it, or quit on the team. That guy use to have the ability to set the tone for a game.

  • Robert Napier

    He better not be good again. If it’s just a repeat from last season, we’re fine.

  • Jason Gorski

    Sparklers in the champagne after Bears signed Peppers? I guess that goes a long way to explain how the Bears had been champions on paper a few times recently – only to see it fall apart into seasons that didn’t even include making the playoffs – despite spending a LOT of money on Free agents – Trades – desperation moves to do anything they could to compete with the Green Bay Packers. As far as Schlitz with road flares – the last time I saw the packers celebrate was after they hoisted the Lombardi trophy 3 years ago. Most of you saw Green Bay advance to the super bowl with a win over the pathetic bears on their home turf. No shock that even this author has ZERO class and broadcasts his attitude of Chicago being better than any other place to live. You can have your 10.25% sales tax – corrupt politicians – and most obviously – your moribund – downtrodden and destined for years of mediocrity and disappointment of a football Team. After further review………. YES …. The Bears STILL suck….

    • Robert Napier

      That’s not nice. I’m sure that Bears fans don’t spend their days going onto Packers sites saying that they suck. I wouldn’t know though, because I don’t go to Packers sites. The author is a friend of mine and a decent man. Good luck with Julius Peppers. Thanks for reading. Peace.

  • LaughHammer

    2013 this guy had 7 games with ZERO tackles and one game with ONE tackle. If the Packers get a pro bowl year out of Peppers this coming season, it will be proof that Peppers mailed it in last season. I would’ve liked to see the Bears call in Robert Ayers and see if they can get him for a year or two believing that they’re going defensive line in the draft. Ayers, Idonije, Houston, Young, Paea, Wooten (if he’s back and healthy) and an Arnold or Jernigan should vastly improve a defensive line that rated a complete minus against the pass, across the board according to Pro Football Focus.