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Julius Peppers isn't done playing football just yet.

 

The 38-year-old free agent re-signed with the Panthers on Wednesday Andre Reed Jersey , agreeing to a one-year contract.

The deal is for $5 million, with $2.5 million guaranteed, a person familiar with the situation said. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team does not release financial terms of contracts.

"I am fired up to have him back Jimmie Ward Jersey ," Panthers coach Ron Rivera told The Associated Press. "It was amazing to have him as part of what we are trying to build and I think he can help us get to the next level."

The Panthers also officially announced acquisition of Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith in exchange for cornerback Daryl Worley, which was reported last week .

Peppers had contemplated retirement after the Panthers went 11-5 last season and made the playoffs as a wild card team.

Earlier this year Panthers outside linebacker Thomas Davis and center Ryan Kalil both said this will be their last season. Peppers could also be another player making a farewell tour in 2018.

Peppers is entering his 17th NFL season, including his 10th with the Panthers.

A nine-time Pro bowl selection Danny Shelton Jersey , he returned to Carolina last season and had a productive season with 11 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

Peppers helps provide some depth at defensive end after starter Charles Johnson was released earlier this offseason.

Peppers' 154 陆 sacks are the fourth-most in NFL history. He needs six sacks to pass Kevin Greene and move into third place on the NFL's all-time list.

The North Carolina native was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2002 draft by the Panthers following a successful college career with the North Carolina Tar Heels.

He played his first eight seasons in Carolina before joining the Chicago Bears in 2010. He played four years there and three more for the Green Bay Packers before returning to Carolina last year.

Peppers has played in 250 career games, tied for seventh-most of any defensive player in NFL history and has played in 160 straight games Desmond Trufant Jersey , the second-longest of any defensive player.

He was named to the NFL's All-Decade Team of the 2000s.

Peppers leads all active players with 20 career fumble recoveries and ranks second in forced fumbles (49) in the NFL since 2002. His 11 career interceptions rank second all-time for defensive ends.

Smith brings needed speed to the team's wide receiver position.

He said in a conference call Wednesday that he's thrilled to join the Panthers and have a chance to play with quarterback Cam Newton, whom he has worked out with in the past.

"The Eagles were very open about the trade, so I wasn't blindsided Geronimo Allison Jersey ," said Smith, who had 36 catches for 430 yards and two touchdowns while starting 14 games last year for the Super Bowl champions. "But this is one of the places I wanted to be and I'm happy that it played out that way."

Smith played one season with former Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith in Baltimore and said he's like a "legit big brother I can talk to about anything."

The Panthers lost unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Star Lotulelei to Buffalo on Wednesday after he signed a five-year deal with the Bills.

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Washington wide receiver Robert Davis broke his leg and tore his LCL during practice on Saturday and his season officially came to an end on Monday.

The team announced that Davis has been placed on injured reserve as a result of his injuries. Head coach Jay Gruden said on Sunday that Davis will have surgery and then start a long rehab process that will likely stretch into the start of the 2019 offseason program.

Davis is the third player Washington’s lost for the season recently. Running back Derrius Guice and tight end Manasseh Garner are also out for the year with knee injuries.

Davis was a sixth-round pick in 2017 and appeared in one regular season game last year. Washington filled his roster spot by signing wide receiver Dan Williams III.

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