5:58 PM EDT, Tue August 04, 2015

Packers by Position: Linebackers depth chart

Acquisition categories: FA means free agent, D2 means second-round draft choice.OUTSIDE (8)PlayerHt.Wt.AgeAcquiredCollegeJulius Peppers6-628735FA-'14North CarolinaPosted 11 turnover plays (two picks, three FR, six FF), most by a Packers' front-seven player in more than 25 years. Led team's DL and LB in missed tackles with nine.Mike Neal6-326028D2-'10PurdueHis 27 pressures, 2 fewer than his career-best of 30 in 2013, still ranked third on the team. Played 35 of 36 games in 2013-'14. Has 15 career sacks.Nick Perry6-226525D1-'12Southern CaliforniaHad just 8 pressures in 417 snaps compared to 18...

Packers need Julius Peppers to keep performing at high level

Julius Peppers made so many momentous plays on the cheap last season that the Green Bay Packers would have come across as ingrates had they knocked on his door seeking a pay cut for 2015.

2015 Most Important Packers No. 10: Julius Peppers, OLB

 Photo/  Julius Peppers had seven sacks and had the impact the Packers were hoping for last season. GREEN BAY – Julius Peppers started slowly in training camp last season, as if he was pacing himself. It proved to be a smart approach.The veteran defensive star clearly wasn’t putting forth maximum effort during the preseason opener at Tennessee in the pouring rain, and some folks started to worry that the Green Bay Packers outside linebacker’s gas tank was empty. As it turned out, nothing could have been further from the truth.After eight seasons with the Carolina Panthers and four...

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