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Peppers says he'll play

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Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers missed his second straight day of practice on Thursday with a shoulder injury (and an illness), but his teammates say he'll play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Seattle Seahawks.

"It's not a concern," said defensive end Mike Rucker. "Guys are going to get nicked up. You have to get in the treatment room and let your body rest and heal back. I know what type of guy he is. He has played with injuries before and I feel like he will be fine." Added safety Mike Minter: "Oh he'll be back." Peppers stood on the sidelines watching practice in sweats on Thursday, but then...

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