The Green Bay Packers have signed former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Julius Peppers to a three-year deal worth $30 million. By signing with the Packers, Peppers will now be given a chance to torture his former team twice a season.
Peppers, 34, proved last season to still have some in the tank as he picked up 46 total tackles and 7.5 sacks.
Source: Julius Peppers has agreed to terms with the Green Bay Packers on a 3-year deal.
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It is surprising that the Packers had to commit to three years. Of the $30 million in the contract, $7.5 million is guaranteed.
Peppers spent the last four seasons with the Bears but was let go in a salary cap move that saved the team $9.8 million.
“We appreciate Julius’ contributions to the Bears over the last four years,” general manager Phil Emery said upon his release. “He was a leader on our defense starting every game since coming to Chicago. His accomplishments over his NFL career place him among the best defensive ends over the past 20 years. The Chicagoland community has benefited greatly from his quiet generosity. We wish him the best.”
In his career Peppers has 119 sacks and 40 forced fumbles.