ORLANDO, Florida (WXOW) The newly acquired Julius Peppers will be listed as a defensive end for the Packers.
But he will not line up there all the time.
Peppers will play some linebacker and will be featured in the team's new "elephant" position next season.
That's according to Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy, who spoke with the media Tuesday at the NFL's owners meetings in Orlando.
McCarthy said nothing Peppers will do will be in a traditional role, which is why the Packers wanted the man who was responsible for 118.5 sacks since 2002, the second most in the league during that span.
"We think of him as a multi-dimensional player as far as positions and create different opportunities. It's someone we have great respect for and competed against consistently for the last 4 years in Chicago. We think he's a great addition to our football team. We're excited he's a Green Bay Packer. We're excited to get to work with him. I think anyone who's been around Julius and anyone who's competed against him knows he's a special athlete. He still has a lot of football to give," McCarthy said.
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