Charles Johnson (football, defensive end)

Peppers shrugs off upcoming milestone, says he wants to win

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 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 told The Associated Press on Thursday. "It's a big deal, there's no question about it. That's big time....