Read into this what you will, but you won't be hearing much in the coming days about the Julius Peppers situation -- at least from his end.
Just got a message from his agent, Carl Carey, saying in the most polite terms possible that they're going on a media blackout.
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"Julius and I won't be commenting further until there is something in the works or not in the works, regarding his status," Carey wrote. "When there is something more definitive, we will address it in the media. Until then, we won't be commenting."
Frankly, enough's been said already.
Carey has said Peppers wants to be traded.
Peppers has said he's maxed out in the 4-3, and won't sign a long-term deal here.
Panthers GM Marty Hurney and Patriots coach Bill Belichick have read the CBA to us.
The fact nobody's talking (though coach John Fox will certainly be asked tomorrow at the league meetings) is probably the best sign that there could eventually be progress toward a resolution.
The Panthers and Patriots both thrive on silence, and now that they've got Peppers on board, maybe something gets done.