Packers Sign Defensive End Julius Peppers

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Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –As if losing defensive end Julius Peppers was bad enough for Chicago Bears fans, they’ll have to face him twice a year for the next three seasons as he and the Green Bay Packers have agreed on a free agent contract.

ESPN is reporting Peppers’ deal is worth up to $30 million, with $7.5 million guaranteed. It took just four days for Peppers to find a new team after he was released by the Bears.

“The teams that have good quarterbacks are the teams that win,” Peppers told the Packers website. “That obviously factored into some of my decision making. I’m looking forward to playing with Aaron (Rodgers). As much as I disliked chasing him around, I’m excited to join him.”

Even at age 34, Peppers is still one of the better pass rushers out there. In 2013, he recorded 7.0 sacks, which was actually his lowest number in a season sine 2007.

Since joining the NFL back in 2002, Peppers has 118.5 sacks in 12 seasons with the Carolina Panthers and Bears.

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