Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers (90) hits Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) and causes a fumble during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Julius Peppers To Play Some Linebacker with Packers?


The Green Bay Packers brought over former Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers to boost up the pass rush. Peppers will be able to get off of the edge in order to create havoc in the backfield. There is talk in Green Bay about moving Peppers around and getting him to attend some linebacker meetings. He could see some time as an outside linebacker on Sundays, per Rob Demovsky.

Peppers could be playing the hybrid role of “elephant” and see time at outside linebacker and defensive end in the defensive scheme. With the Packers using the 3-4 defense, Peppers could line up on the outside and get a clear path to Jay Cutler and the other quarterbacks in the division. Peppers will be moved around on the field and should be able to bring the heat. The Pack struggled to getting some pressure, but with Peppers coming from one edge and Clay Matthews coming off of the other edge, there could be a big collision at the quarterback.

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