February 18, 2009
There are four teams to which Julius Peppers is willing to be traded, a source says. Three are in the NFC, and one is the Dallas Cowboys.
Can you imagine DeMarcus Ware, who led the NFC with 20 sacks last season, and Peppers, who had 14 1/2 sacks, on the same defense?
Can you imagine the Cowboys cutting a deal with Carolina if Carolina applies the franchise tag to Peppers?
The Cowboys don't have a first-round draft pick. They traded it, as part of a package, to Detroit for receiver Roy Williams. The Panthers are the only other team without a first-round pick.
The source says that two of the teams for which Peppers wants to play are teams the Panthers won't want to trade with.
That does not mean, he adds, that both teams play in the NFC South.
Posted by Observer Sports on February 18, 2009 at 10:29 PM | Permalink
It MAY mean that it could be one or two teams that we play next year. Minnesota, Washington, Philidelphia, Arizona(losing two DE's), Dallas, NYG, NYJ.....??????
Posted by: GGrrr | Feb 18, 2009 10:43:15 PM
Didn't Peppers train in Arizona last year? He could go to a big market team and collect endorsements to make up for a less than top notch salary.
Posted by: GGrrr | Feb 18, 2009 10:45:25 PM
If he joins the cowboys he is the ultimate sell out.
Posted by: jason | Feb 18, 2009 10:47:01 PM
I don't see the Panthers trading Peppers for less than a first and additional compensation. The other compensation could be additional picks or a swap of draft positions on picks currently held. Additionally, it may be worth trading to a team in the AFC at a slightly lesser cost.
Posted by: GooseCreek | Feb 18, 2009 10:47:25 PM
We would love to have him, since the ungrateful Panther's fan want him to go!!
Posted by: bigdogg | Feb 18, 2009 10:54:12 PM
I could see Peppers going to Dallas or Miami. If Dallas wants him, the Panthers should ask for the Cowboys' 2nd rounder, 4th or 4th rounder this year and next year's 1st. I can't see Dallas doing anything significant in near future as long as JJ insists on being owner, GM and coach (with figurehead and laid back Wade Phillips) at the helm, so getting their 1st in 2010 should be a consolation for losing JP. JMO
Posted by: prowler2k8 | Feb 18, 2009 11:01:20 PM
With no first-round pick, it'd be difficult for the Cowboys to put together a reasonable trade proposal. With the plan to make Ware one of the highest paid defensive players in the game, it'd be difficult to create cap space to give Peppers that kind of deal, too.
Posted by: Joe | Feb 18, 2009 11:02:41 PM
Trade his butt to Detroit for their 1st and 20th picks of the first round!
Posted by: matt millan | Feb 18, 2009 11:04:52 PM
How about Pep for Boldin . . .
Posted by: ponch | Feb 18, 2009 11:06:00 PM
I have been sasying since the begining of this Peppers situation that it reaked of J.Jones Cowboy propaganda.
Posted by: GGrrr | Feb 18, 2009 11:06:39 PM
Let's take whatever picks/players we can get for lazy Pep at this point. I hope Julius shreds his knee on the first play of camp for his new team as well, the selfish bastard.
Posted by: Phil | Feb 18, 2009 11:10:47 PM
"We would love to have him, since the ungrateful Panther's fan want him to go!!"
Peppers wanted to leave Carolina, period. That is what led to the fans wanting him to leave. But seriously, if you think he's worth it, I hope they do get him. In two years you'll be saying the same thing we've been saying the last 4 years--he's overrated.
Posted by: panthersFan | Feb 18, 2009 11:11:49 PM
Posted by: aholland210 | Feb 18, 2009 11:13:52 PM
if you ask me we can do without both players. dont forget that wharton was our starting LT and he did a pretty good job and he's locked up for the next five years. we could get a LG for a much cheaper price and draft some young hungry D-linemen, with a peppers trade, to make up and upgrade our line. i want to have gross on the panthers, but we'll be fine without him
Posted by: rafi | Feb 18, 2009 11:21:06 PM
Trade him to anyone for a pack of crackers and a pepsi. Trade him to Houston....that's where he wants to play.
HOUSTON is the place he loves.
Posted by: BubbaCatFan | Feb 18, 2009 11:22:40 PM
Let him go. Plain and Simple. I could care less if he wanted to go to ATL or the local high schools. Trade him to whomever if he wants to leave. He may get 1 or to sacks again us. So what. He's be off the rest of the game and if you double him with a back or tightend, he probably want be noticed.
Posted by: lovejonez | Feb 18, 2009 11:22:44 PM
I could live with no compensation for him. Its called the draft. Ware from Dallas and Harrison from Pittsburgh had half the hype coming out of college but are both just as dominant.
Posted by: lovejonez | Feb 18, 2009 11:25:35 PM
Assume (Ass-u-me) for a moment that both Peppers and Gross walk away for nothing...aside from firing everyone in the building for allowing that to happen, lets look at it for a moment. Move Wharton back to LT, Hangartner LG, Kahlil C, Vincent RG, Otah RT. On defense, Taylor LE, Kemo DT, Johnson RE, Lewis DT. Obviously, the offensive line would be easier to make up for the loss especially with the offensive linemen that we drafted last yr in rnds 6&7. However, if that happens Hurney must be fired!
Posted by: Charlie | Feb 18, 2009 11:41:43 PM
last offseason he spent a lot of time in denver hanging out there. that is where he wants to go for sure. trade him for PICKS!
Posted by: kyle | Feb 18, 2009 11:46:55 PM
Peppers wants to be close to his boyfriend in Houston. That is what this all about. He has been a flake the whole time he has been here and his heart really isn't into football. Cut bait. There is no reason to worry about what he is going to do on another team. Get the most for him and let's move on before we lose our LT as well.
Posted by: dave | Feb 19, 2009 12:00:03 AM
DeMarcus Ware had a pretty good amount of press for a guy coming out of a small school, Troy. He was projected to have the talent to be a fantastic defensive player, and he has developed into such.
Posted by: Panthers Super Fans | Feb 19, 2009 12:18:34 AM
Is it possible for both teams in a trade to do a sign and trade? What about sign Pep, trade to Dallas for (signed)Tank Johnson + draft picks. He's not a world class person, but he can clog the middle pretty well, which may make a new DE's job that much easier.
Posted by: ChadYung | Feb 19, 2009 12:19:21 AM
ESPN REPORTED THIS AT 6PM. It only took the observer 6 hours to pick up on it, and none of it came from Tom....
Posted by: Izzy | Feb 19, 2009 12:41:43 AM
Posted by: J | Feb 19, 2009 12:43:48 AM
Trade him to Dallas after Ray Lewis signs & get Lewis here!
Posted by: Yamo | Feb 19, 2009 4:01:27 AM
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