Peppers, who turns 38 this month, said he will take some time before making a decision whether to return for a 17th season.
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"We've had guys who have been there before, so I feel like we should be ready and more prepared," Peppers said. "I feel like guys have been around and know how to approach this thing. I think it will help us keep our poise a little bit too."
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