Report: New York Giants Could Offer Julius Peppers $100 Million


March 4, 2010

Report: New York Giants Could Offer Julius Peppers $100 Million

Julius Peppers may have found a team willing to meet his huge asking price.

According to media reports, the Giants could offer the defensive end a $100 million deal. On WFAN's Boomer and Carton show Wednesday morning, Craig Carton confirmed that he had inside information that the Giants have prepared an offer similar to Albert Haynesworth's seven-year, $100 million agreement with the Washington Redskins.

Peppers will leave the Carolina Panthers as a free agent after declining their offer of about $14 million a year. The 30-year-old has expressed a willingness to play in a 3-4 defense and would be open to moving from defensive end to outside linebacker. If the Giants signed Peppers, they could move to a 3-4 scheme.

Six to eight teams are rumored to have interest in signing the defensive end, including the Redskins, Patriots and Bears.

Peppers has 81 career sacks in eight seasons. With his strong 2009 season in which he posted 10 1/2 sacks, the five-time Pro Bowler may get the big contract he wants.

The bidding war begins Friday at 12:01 a.m.

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