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Julius Peppers listed as doubtful

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Julius Peppers missed practice all week with a sprained MCL he suffered against the Lions on Monday night and now it sounds like he’ll miss Sunday night’s game with the Vikings as well.

Peppers is listed as doubtful on the Bears’ injury report, leaving him with a 25 percent chance of getting on the field for the NFC North matchup. Peppers hasn’t missed a game since 2007.

“We downgraded Julius Peppers to doubtful … he wasn’t able to do anything today,” Lovie Smith said following practice. “We are still hopeful, (but) when a guy doesn’t practice at all during the week we’re not too optimistic, but we’ll see.”

Nick Reed would get the start if Peppers can’t make it, a serious blow to a Bears defense that’s already struggling. The team will be breaking in two new safeties with Major Wright and Chris Conte replacing Brandon Meriweather and Chris Harris in the starting lineup, so there are definitely better weeks to be without the best player on their defensive line.

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14 Responses to “Julius Peppers listed as doubtful”
  1. rugdog100 says: Oct 14, 2011 6:15 PM

    Lovie playing possum. Peppers will play and you’ll know it when he’s not on the inactive list before the game.

  2. frankrizzo51 says: Oct 14, 2011 6:15 PM

    All that depth Angelo set the Bears up with.

  3. khmer379 says: Oct 14, 2011 6:27 PM

    Vikings will git there second win forsure

  4. darthhitman says: Oct 14, 2011 6:31 PM

    Bears fans talking all offseason about peppers hurting Stafford AGAIN should prolly leave injury talk out of the convo for now on. NO, Peppers hit on Stafford was NOT dirty so I held no resentment toward him, but it would seem karma is biting bears fans in the rear and it’s unfortunate for Peppers. BUT, rooting for someone to get hurt, what do ya expect from a care bear fan?

  5. babyjebus says: Oct 14, 2011 6:45 PM

    darthhitman says:
    Oct 14, 2011 6:31 PM
    Bears fans talking all offseason about peppers hurting Stafford AGAIN should prolly leave injury talk out of the convo for now on. NO, Peppers hit on Stafford was NOT dirty so I held no resentment toward him, but it would seem karma is biting bears fans in the rear and it’s unfortunate for Peppers. BUT, rooting for someone to get hurt, what do ya expect from a care bear fan?
    _____________________________
    If you think that fans bantering back and forth has ANYTHING to do with which players get hurt and when, then you are an idiot.

    Karma isn’t a real thing, unlike the Madden Curse, which is serious business.

  6. philtration says: Oct 14, 2011 6:47 PM

    darthhitman says: Oct 14, 2011 6:31 PM

    Bears fans talking all offseason about peppers hurting Stafford AGAIN should prolly leave injury talk out of the convo for now on. NO, Peppers hit on Stafford was NOT dirty so I held no resentment toward him, but it would seem karma is biting bears fans in the rear and it’s unfortunate for Peppers. BUT, rooting for someone to get hurt, what do ya expect from a care bear fan?
    ====================================
    I come to this site every day and that never happened.
    Do you believe that if you repeat this over and over again then it will become the truth?

  7. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Oct 14, 2011 7:08 PM

    Carson Palmer is a TEAMSTER . The dude has my respect big time !

  8. darthhitman says: Oct 14, 2011 7:20 PM

    philtration says: Oct 14, 2011 6:47 PM

    darthhitman says: Oct 14, 2011 6:31 PM

    Bears fans talking all offseason about peppers hurting Stafford AGAIN should prolly leave injury talk out of the convo for now on. NO, Peppers hit on Stafford was NOT dirty so I held no resentment toward him, but it would seem karma is biting bears fans in the rear and it’s unfortunate for Peppers. BUT, rooting for someone to get hurt, what do ya expect from a care bear fan?
    ====================================
    I come to this site every day and that never happened.
    Do you believe that if you repeat this over and over again then it will become the truth?
    —————————————————

    Did I say it was here? This isn’t the only site I go to, I’m on plenty of FB and YT sites not to mention i LIVE in Chicago jack slap…have heard it even offline plenty

  9. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Oct 14, 2011 7:20 PM

    Carson Palmer is a TEAMSTER the man is holding out for his beliefs ! He is the real deal, not like the rest of the NFLPA frauds !

  10. thegrey7 says: Oct 14, 2011 8:23 PM

    As a Vikings fan, I’m still have flashbacks to Peppers bulldozing over Bryant McKinnie. It’s good news for the Vikes if there is no Peppers or Mckinnie in the matchup this year.

  11. rockinron2 says: Oct 14, 2011 9:58 PM

    darthhitman says:Oct 14, 2011 6:31 PM

    Bears fans talking all offseason about peppers hurting Stafford AGAIN should prolly leave injury talk out of the convo for now on. NO, Peppers hit on Stafford was NOT dirty so I held no resentment toward him, but it would seem karma is biting bears fans in the rear and it’s unfortunate for Peppers. BUT, rooting for someone to get hurt, what do ya expect from a care bear fan?

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    Pretty sure that has nothing to do with karma from the fans. I seen plenty of Lions fans (and probably other non-Bears fans) on this site say that Suh was going to kill Cutler and they would have take him off the field on a stretcher. Cutler not injured (somehow) and Suh not injured. No karma.

  12. bullethead527 says: Oct 14, 2011 10:04 PM

    I miss Peppers in a Panthers uniform….. He still is one of my favorite players, love watching that guy make plays, wish he was still in Carolina……….

    Panthers 34 Falcons 24…………

    Cam the Man Newton…
    Steve the Mighty Mouse Smith…
    D the Kill Will…………..
    Germ Warfare Shockey……
    Greg the keg Olsen…….
    Legadu the man with the F’ed up name Nannee…

    LOL, if you dont give me thumbs up, put that thumb in your arse……..LOL

  13. bullethead527 says: Oct 14, 2011 10:05 PM

    Just kidding about that last sentence…… sike!!!!

  14. metzgerf says: Oct 14, 2011 11:15 PM

    I’m not gonna lie, it would be kind of nice to see Peppers have to miss the rest of the season after he injured Stafford for the season last year. And I love the irony that he got injured against those same Lions….hehe

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