Green Bay Packers linebacker Julius Peppers has been added to the Pro Bowl roster on Monday. Peppers replaces Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller, who is unable to participate due to advancing to the Super Bowl.
This is Peppers ninth trip to the Pro Bowl (2004-06, 2008-12) and first as a member of the Packers. He recorded 10.5 sacks (team high), 42 tackles (31 solo), two forced fumbles (tied for team lead), eight QB hits and 19 pressures (third on team) during the regular season.
It marked Peppers ninth season with ten-plus sacks, which tied John Randle for the fourth-most 10-sack seasons since 1982 (Bruce Smith, 13/ Reggie White, 12 / Kevin Greene, 10).
With 136 career sacks, Peppers is tied with Jared Allen for the most sacks among active players (136) and the ninth most in NFL history (since 1982).
Joining Peppers on the Pro Bowl squad is Clay Matthews, Josh Sitton and John Kuhn. Aaron Rodgers was voted to the team but pulled out because of injury.