Peppers photo may tell story

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- I’ve worked with some great sports photographers through the years, but none better than The Charlotte Observer’s Jeff Siner.

He not only is good with a camera, but he truly knows the game and that helps him always to be on the lookout for great shots. He got one Sunday.

Go to this photo gallery and click to No. 66. Jeff’s got what I think is a pretty telling shot of Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers walking off the field at the end of Sunday’s game.

If a picture tells 1,000 words, this one might tell a million. My read on this one is that Peppers, who asked out of Carolina last year and again can be a free agent in February, is waving a bittersweet farewell to Panthers fans.