He might be franchised to piss him off--but he publicly said he wants out. If we switch defenses--here is our chance for the DE.
After spending his entire life in North Carolina, Julius Peppers wants out.
The four-time Pro Bowl defensive end has decided he won't sign a long-term deal with theCarolina Panthers when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on Feb. 26.
Carey [his agent], who first told ESPN.com of Peppers' decision early Saturday, said Peppers wants to play in a 3-4 defense. The Panthers use a 4-3 alignment.
"He certainly feels that he can excel and thrive in a 3-4 defense," Carey said. "He is also open to just another system in general that will allow him to maximize his athletic abilities."