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Julius Peppers agrees to deal with Panthers

Posted March 10

Veteran defense end Julius Peppers is returning home to the Carolina Panthers, his agent Carl Carey announced Friday afternoon via Twitter.

Terms of the agreement have not been released.

Peppers was selected by Carolina with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft. He spent eight seasons with the Panthers and earned five trips to the Pro Bowl.

The former UNC-Chapel Hill standout appeared in 122 games with 120 starts for the Panthers and remains the franchise's all-time leader with 81 sacks, 29 forced fumbles and eight blocked field goals.

He also ranks fifth in NFL history with 143.5 sacks.

Peppers, 37, joined Chicago in 2010, where he spent four seasons before signing with Green Bay in 2014.

The nine-time Pro Bowler recorded 15 tackles, 7.5 sacks, three passes defended and two forced fumbles last year with the Packers.

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