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Julius Pep­pers is on the verge of join­ing some elite com­pany — al­though the 37-year-old de­fen­sive end seem­ingly couldn’t care less. Pep­pers picked up a half-sack in his first game back with the Carolina Pan­thers last Sun­day and now has 144 for his ca­reer, inch­ing closer to join­ing Bruce Smith, Reg­gie White, Kevin Greene and Chris Dole­man as the only play­ers in NFL his­tory with 150 ca­reer sacks.

Pep­pers shrugs his wide shoul­ders and rolls his head to the side at the thought of po­ten­tial mile­stone.

“I’ve never been into all of that sta­tis­ti­cal stuff,” Pep­pers said. “It’s a big deal, there’s no ques­tion about it. That’s big time. But I just don’t get caught up in that.” Pep­pers is more fo­cused on se­cur­ing a Su­per Bowl ring, some­thing that has eluded him the past 16 sea­sons.

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