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Green Bay Packers sign eight-time Pro Bowler Julius Peppers

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Chicago Bears line backer Brian Urlacher (54) celebrates with defensive end Julius Peppers (90) after recovering a fumble in the first half
Chicago Bears line backer Brian Urlacher (54) celebrates with defensive end Julius Peppers (90) after recovering a fumble in the first half

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson has found a veteran defensive player to add to his unit, but not someone many fans expected.

Former Chicago Bears defensive end Julius Peppers has agreed to a three-year contract with the Packers worth up to $30 million, according to ESPN.

Peppers' agent Carl Carey sent out a tweet Saturday morning announcing that Peppers, "is officially a Packer!"

The former number two pick overall in the 2002 draft was released by the Bears on Tuesday.

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