Sorry that I can't be more specific, but I heard a rumor from a source with second hand ties to Peppers that he will retire at the end of the year. Peppers is in the last year of his contract and according to the source, this is why there haven't been any negotiations. Personally I've never figured out what motivates Pep. He's definately not a leader on the team and at times takes plays off. That said, his fitness has never seemed to be an issue. Any dynasty Peppers owners may want to keep this in the back of of their head. Again, I don't know how much stock to put into this, but I heard a similiar rumor weeks before Stephan Davis went on IR for the year a few years ago.