Report: Peppers To Skip Minicamp Posted by Aaron Wilson on April 30, 2009, 8:00 p.m. Disgruntled veteran defensive end Julius Peppers plans to skip the Carolina Panthersâ€™ mandatory minicamp that begins Friday, according to Steve Reed of CarolinaGrowl.com. The report, which cites two league sources, said Peppersâ€™ absence was anticipated. Peppers has made it clear through his agent, Carl Carey, that he wants to be traded. As an unsigned franchise player, the four-time Pro Bowl selection is not required to attend offseason activities. Meanwhile, Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney indicated that he is conducting â€śpositive conversationsâ€ť with Carey.