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  • Julius Peppers on being a Panther again: 'You guys finally caught up to me'

    Carolina Panthers defensive lineman Julius Peppers is happy to return to Charlotte and pleased with team's defense against the San Francisco 49ers.

Carolina Panthers defensive lineman Julius Peppers is happy to return to Charlotte and pleased with team's defense against the San Francisco 49ers. mwalsh@charlotteobserver.com
Carolina Panthers defensive lineman Julius Peppers is happy to return to Charlotte and pleased with team's defense against the San Francisco 49ers. mwalsh@charlotteobserver.com

From stars to fringe players, Panthers defense sets tone for victory

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