It’s Too Early To Count The Patriots Out Of The Julius Peppers Sweepstakes


Published: March 20, 2009


... Patriots acquiring the services of Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers next season. These reports are largely based on a report by the NFL Network's Adam Schefter. 

But are these reports premature?

It was just a week ago that reports were claiming that the Patriots acquisition of Peppers was only a matter of time; these reports were mostly based on another story released by the NFL Network's Vic Carucci.

If there is one thing I have learned about following the NFL all these years, it is that things usually aren't what they seem. It seems clear that the folks at NFL Network are pretty unsure of what's really going on in terms of where things are at between Peppers, the Panthers, and the Patriots. 

What is clear is that Peppers is interested in playing for the Patriots, and Coach Bill Belichick seems to think highly of Peppers.

As reported by the Boston Globe in a recent article by Christopher L. Gasper, Belichick had this to say ...

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