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Julius Peppers isn't done playing football just yet.
The 38-year-old free agent re-signed with the Panthers on Wednesday Seahawks Game
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The deal is for $5 million, with $2.5 million guaranteed, a person familiar with the situation said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on
condition of anonymity because the team does not release financial terms of contracts.
"I am fired up to have him back," Panthers coach Ron Rivera told The Associated Press. "It was amazing to have him as part of what we are trying to
build and I think he can help us get to the next level."
The Panthers also officially announced acquisition of Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith in exchange for cornerback Daryl Worley Panthers Game Jerseys , which was reported last week .
Peppers had contemplated retirement after the Panthers went 11-5 last season and made the playoffs as a wild card team.
Earlier this year Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis and center Ryan Kalil both said this will be their last season. Peppers could also be
another player making a farewell tour in 2018.
Peppers is entering his 17th NFL season, including his 10th with the Panthers.
A nine-time Pro bowl selection, he returned to Carolina last season and had a productive season with 11 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble
Peppers helps provide some depth at defensive end after starter Charles Johnson was released earlier this offseason.
Peppers' 154 陆 sacks are the fourth-most in NFL history. He needs six sacks to pass Kevin Greene and move into third place on the NFL's all-time
The North Carolina native was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2002 draft by the Panthers following a successful college career with the North Carolina
He played his first eight seasons in Carolina before joining the Chicago Bears in 2010. He played four years there and three more for the Green Bay
Packers before returning to Carolina last year.
Peppers has played in 250 career games Tom
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He was named to the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 2000s.
Peppers leads all active players with 20 career fumble recoveries and ranks second in forced fumbles (49) in the NFL since 2002. His 11 career
interceptions rank second all-time for defensive ends.
Smith brings needed speed to the team's wide receiver position.
He said in a conference call Wednesday that he's thrilled to join the Panthers and have a chance to play with quarterback Cam Newton, whom he has
worked out with in the past.
"The Eagles were very open about the trade, so I wasn't blindsided Earl Mitchell Jersey ," said Smith, who had 36 catches for 430 yards and two touchdowns while starting 14 games last year for
the Super Bowl champions. "But this is one of the places I wanted to be and I'm happy that it played out that way."
Smith played one season with former Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith in Baltimore and said he's like a "legit big brother I can talk to about
The Panthers lost unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Star Lotulelei to Buffalo on Wednesday after he signed a five-year deal with the Bills.
San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Arik Armstead has been sidelined by a hamstring injury.
The 49ers announced Tuesday that Armstead is week-to-week because of the injury. The team also said tight end Cole Hikutini will miss practice this
week with a groin injury and right guard Joshua Garnett is day to day with a knee injury.
The Niners were able to activate five players who hadn't practiced since the start of camp last week. Receiver Trent Taylor (back), linebacker Dekoda
Watson (calf) and guard Jonathan Cooper (knee) were taken off the physically unable to perform list. Linebacker Malcolm Smith (lower leg) and
defensive back Marcell Harris (Achilles) were activated from the non-football injury list.
San Francisco also signed tight end Wes Saxton to a one-year deal and waived cornerback C.J. Goodwin.
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