Published: Thu, June 15, 2017
Medical | By Carla Vaughn

Eagles sign tackle Jason Peters to a 1-year extension

Eagles sign tackle Jason Peters to a 1-year extension

Kevin Patra of NFL.com wrote about Peters extension and quoted him during his time with the media following practice.

In the past, Peters has been reticent to the idea about moving inside to play left guard, but sounded much more open to the suggestion after returning to the team for the first day of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. Wednesday he got it. While the team did not release details of the contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reported that Peters will now receive $32.5 million over the next three seasons, with $15.5 million being guaranteed. Jason Peters has also had two run ins with the law - resisting arrest after being pulled over for loud music in 2011 and drag racing in May of 2013 and newly signed Eagles' running back LeGarrette Blount faced marijuana charges and a suspension. The deal carries through the 2019 season and gives Peters an opportunity to retire in Philadelphia.

"I just told them I didn't understand that", Peters said. "I don't want to go year to year".

With the move, Philly brass acquiesced to the request of one of their team leaders, but did so while gaining some cap space. Without their best lineman, the Eagles struggled, finishing that season with a 4-12 mark. "Whatever the coaches want me to do, I'll do it".

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The Eagles are attempting to build something special, and Pederson is steadfast to remind the players he is responsible of to avoid getting their names in the headlines during their time off.

After sustaining various injuries during the 2015 NFL season, many had wondered if Peters had anything left to give to the game of football. During his Wednesday press conference, coach Doug Pederson was asked how important that is for quarterback Carson Wentz and the offense as a whole. "This year, [Peters playing left tackle] would be the scenario, that would be the case.in the future, that's something we would definitely cross that bridge and potentially move him inside [to guard], for instance". He watched the great Peyton Manning's skills erode to the point he took a pay cut to get one more shot at a Super Bowl.

With training camp slated to get going later this summer, that can now be thrown completely out the window.

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