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Julius Peppers Considering Retirement Following Season

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As the Green Bay Packers fight for their playoffs lives, 36-year-old pass-rusher Julius Peppers is unsure what he’ll do following his 15th season. Peppers will no longer be under contract, which has many wondering if he’ll decide to hang up the cleats.

“I’m not saying that I don’t want to play next year,” Peppers said. “I’m not saying that I do. I’m just saying that right now, I don’t know. And I’ll figure it out at some point.

“There’s a lot of things that can happen between now and February.”

Against the Houston Texans Sunday, Peppers made history when he sacked Brock Osweiler near the end of the first half. That sack gave him 142.5 for his career, which moved him ahead of Michael Strahan for fifth all-time.

Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette


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