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Bears

Julius Peppers signs with the Packers

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Julius Peppers didn’t go far, and he’ll be seeing the Bears twice a year.

The Packers signed the former Bears’ pass rusher to a three-year deal, his agent announced on Saturday.

ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported the contract has $7.5 million guaranteed and a max value of $30 million. Peppers will make $8.5 million in his first year.

The Bears released Peppers on Tuesday, as he was set to count $18.1 million against the cap for Chicago. In his four years with the Bears, the 34-year-old defensive end had 37.5 sacks, including 6.5 against Green Bay.

Last season, Peppers had a sack in each game against the Packers, but only seven on the season, his lowest total in a 16-game campaign since 2003.

The Packers run Dom Capers’ 3-4 defense, so Peppers will likely stand up as an outside linebacker opposite Clay Matthews and also play some defensive end.

Green Bay’s defensive line coach, Mike Trgovac, knows Peppers better than most. He was the Panthers’ defensive coordinator from 2003-08 and their defensive line coach in 2002, when Carolina drafted Peppers second overall.

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