Peppers named 10th-best NFL player of NFL
Staff report 8:57 p.m. CDT, July 3, 2011
Julius Peppers was named the 10th-best player in the NFL according to the NFL Network's top-100 poll of 415 players.
On Sunday, the top 10 was revealed, with Patriots QB Tom Brady taking the top spot followed by Colts QB Peyton Manning.
Three other Bears joined Peppers on the top 100 list: Receiver/kick returner Devin Hester was No. 32 while linebackers Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs checked in at No. 49 and No. 92 respectively.
Among the other notables on the players' list: Chicago native Donovan McNabb of the Redskins (No. 100), outspoken receiver Terrell Owens (91), former Illinois star Brandon Lloyd of the Broncos (58), former North Chicago and NIU star Michael Turner of the Falcons (42), Eagles QB Michael Vick (20), Super Bowl MVP and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (11) and Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (3).