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 âpositive conversationsâ with Carey.