NFL Notebook: DE Peppers Announces Retirement

www.oann.com | 2/1/2019 | Staff
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Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers announced his retirement from the NFL after 17 seasons with Carolina, the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers.

The 39-year-old is fourth on the NFL’s all-time sack list (159.5) behind three Hall of Famers: Kevin Greene (160), Reggie White (198) and Bruce Smith (200).

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Peppers released a video Friday, thanking fans and supporters along the way for a journey that started when the Panthers drafted him second overall in 2002. He is a North Carolina alum.

Peppers played in the final 176 consecutive games in his career. With 266 games played, he’s sixth among defensive players in NFL history in that category.

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–Just two days before Super Bowl LIII, both the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots reported a clean bill of health.

None of the 106 players on both rosters were listed on Friday’s injury report, the final health update in advance of Sunday’s Super Bowl from Atlanta.

Rams - Kicker - Greg - Zuerlein - Field

Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein, who booted a game-winning 57-yard field goal in the NFC Championship Game victory over the New Orleans Saints, had been nursing a sprained left foot that kept him limited at practice as late as Thursday, but also was a full participant.

–Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray entered the NFL draft with the goal of playing two professional sports.

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He said in a live studio interview it might require a team in the Bay Area — the San Francisco 49ers or Oakland Raiders — given he already was drafted by the Oakland Athletics.

“In my head, I would love to play both. That would be up to the Raiders and the A’s,” Murray told The Dan Patrick Show at the Super Bowl. The Raiders are scheduled to move to Las Vegas in 2020.

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–New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees said on The...
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