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McCarthy 'definitely' expects Peppers back in 2015

 Photo/ Julius Peppers had seven sacks, 45 tackles, two interceptions and four forced fumbles last season, his first with the Packers. INDIANAPOLIS – Mike McCarthy wants Julius Peppers back in 2015. In fact, the Green Bay Packers head coach – clearly the salary cap isn’t under his purview – doesn’t understand why anyone would even doubt that the veteran outside linebacker will be back.“I must be the only one who doesn’t understand why that question keeps coming up,” McCarthy said Thursday at the annual NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium when asked during a podium...

Bears' pass-rushers hope to emulate Julius Peppers' success

INDIANAPOLIS -- Julius Peppers ought to serve as an inspiration to the handful of veteran Chicago Bears defensive ends who are expected to switch roles and become 3-4 outside linebackers/edge rushers. One of the most feared 4-3 pass-rushers of his generation, Peppers' decision to sign with rival Green Bay last offseason forced the 13-year veteran to transition from his customary defensive spot to outside linebacker, where Peppers primarily operated out of a two-point stance.

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