Filed to ESPN: It's official - Panthers will not tag DE Julius Peppers. He'll be allowed to test free agency and leave Carolina.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 23, 2010
This puts us in an extremely interesting position now. If we can sign Wilfork long term, we can have our cake and eat it too by signing up Peppers for the next 4-5 years. I believe that Peppers will take a pay cut for a lengthy contract...however, I feel like numerous teams will be out for his services.