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Green Bay Packers break pattern, sign free agent Julius Peppers
Green Bay Packers break pattern, sign free agent Julius Peppers

Eight-time Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers signed a three-year deal with the Green Bay Packers on Saturday, bringing one of the NFL’s best pass rushers to a team that has historically avoided major free-agent splashes. The 34-year-old Peppers was released Tuesday by the Chicago Bears in a cost-cutting move. Peppers would have counted $18.183 million against Chicago’s salary cap this season and had a base salary of $13 million “I haven't won a championship,” Peppers told the Packers' website. “That's where my focus is. I feel like the team is set up to make a run and I feel I can help get it there.” Peppers went to the Super...

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