Carl Carey, agent for Panthers soon-to-be unrestricted free agent defensive end Julius Peppers, released the following statement as team general manager Marty Hurney got set to meet with the media to announce the would not use the franchise tag on Peppers:
"We have felt for some time that Julius would have the opportunity to test the free agent market in 2010. He has had a very accomplished career thus far; but he is convinced that with this move he will thrive and develop fully into the player he was destined to become. He is excited about his future and looking forward to the process of selecting his next destination."
Same BS as last year. Fug you Carey and Peppers.