The Panthers checked off another big box in free agency, though they still have work to do at the position.
The 38-year-old Peppers had 11.0 sacks last year in his return to the team that drafted him second overall in 2002, proving that he can still contribute at a high level.
The Panthers still need to find a starting caliber-defensive end after they released Charles Johnson, but having Peppers there to rush the passer along with Mario Addison is a big get for the Panthers.
Peppers has 154.5 career sacks, and is fourth on the league’s all-time list. There’s a chance he could pass Hall of Famer Kevin Greene (160.0) for third on that list this season, leaving him behind only Bruce Smith (200.0) and Reggie White (198.0).