Washington Redskins: Julius Peppers in Mike Shanahan’s Sights?

March 3, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I haven't really mentioned much about superstar DE Julius Peppers. I didn't think the Redskins would pursue him.

However, I should have known better. He's the best name on the market and that makes him someone the Redskins would want.

The rumors are flying as we approach the start of free agency. Peppers will hit the market at 12:01 a.m. on Friday and his name has been linked primarily to the Redskins and Bears.

Peppers is 30 years old, but he still possesses much of the speed and athleticism that made him a star in Carolina with the Panthers. He is coming off a 10.5 sack season in which he also had a pair of interceptions and forced five fumbles.

Falcons head coach Mike Smith had nothing but praise for Peppers. "He has been an outstanding player for a number of years," he said. "He's a guy you always have to be aware of where he is aligned and you always have to scheme to protect your quarterback."

In eight seasons Peppers has notched 81 s...

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