Tag Archives: Julius Peppers

Bears-Eagles preview: Does the defensive line have enough depth and talent to rush the passer?

August 8th, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Give Bears general manager Phil Emery credit. While he may not always make the right move — but, really, no GM ever does — he at least recognizes problems and moves quickly to improve them. When the Bears were offensively [...]

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Wootton, McClellin still battling for starting DE job

August 13th, 2013 - 7:29 am

According to new defensive line coach Mike Phair, there remains an open competition for the starting defensive end spot opposite Julius Peppers. Fourth-year pro Corey Wootton finished the 2012 season with the first-string defense but second-year man Shea McClellin will [...]

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The Bears Beat (04.23.13): Tillman, Peppers, and McClellin earn Piccolo honors

April 23rd, 2013 - 5:56 pm

Veterans Charles Tillman and Julius Peppers and rookie Shea McClellin were named this year’s recipients of the Brian Piccolo Award. Tillman answered questions about Brian Urlacher and the nature of the tough NFL business. Plus more NFL news and Draft [...]

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Bears restructure Julius Peppers’ contract

March 4th, 2011 - 8:17 am

According to multiple sources, the Bears have restructured defensive end Julius Peppers’ contract in a way that will save them about $8 million in salary cap space for the upcoming season. The Pro Bowler was due a $10.5 million roster [...]

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Good to see Bears get their due

December 29th, 2010 - 8:25 am

The Bears are not a flashy team. They don’t have the offensive firepower of teams like New England or New Orleans. They don’t have a “shutdown” defense in the purest sense of the word considering they routinely allow offenses to [...]

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Peppers so far worth the investment

November 9th, 2010 - 1:07 pm

In a season that could contain make-or-break circumstances for everyone in the Bears organization from the front office to the coaching staff to many of the players on the field, job performance will be heavily scrutinized for all involved. And [...]

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Bears-Raiders recap

August 22nd, 2010 - 8:05 am

It didn’t take long for Bears fans to feel discouraged by the performance of the first team offense or defense in Saturday’s 32-17 preseason loss to the Raiders. To summarize, the Raiders’ offense received the opening kickoff, converted a 3rd-and-17 [...]

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Countdown to Camp: Peppers should dramatically improve defensive line

July 22nd, 2010 - 9:09 am

This is Part 6 of the 10-part position analysis leading up to the start of the Bears’ 2010 training camp in Bourbonnais. Lovie Smith will be entering his seventh season as the head coach of the Bears and by now [...]

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Projecting the starters at the “uncertain” positions

June 10th, 2010 - 11:31 am

The Bears are in the midst of their organized team activities and it’s difficult to gauge just how much progress players are making during the summer and without pads on. Hence, it’s still too early to accurately project which players [...]

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Tommie Harris on playing alongside Julius Peppers

April 14th, 2010 - 8:32 am

“It’s like Kobe [Bryant] and LeBron [James] being on the same team. You gotta pick your poison on who you’re going to stop, but somebody’s going to have a big day.” -Bears defensive tackle Tommie Harris on he and new [...]

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