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- Schefter adds that the new deal includes $19.55 million guaranteed.
- ESPN’s Adam Caplan mentions that this move will save the Eagles roughly $2 million in cap space.
- Peters’ new contract will keep him under team control through the 2018 season.
This new contract gets added to Peters’ current deal that still has one year remaining and a base salary of $9.65 million.
Peters, 32, obviously did pretty well for a player of his age and injury history. A few years ago, Peters ruptured his Achilles’ tendon and there some question as to whether or not he would ever be the same player upon returning.
Last year, Peters graded out as the No. 4 offensive tackle in the league, according to Pro Football Focus. He also appeared in all 16 games, which is obviously a great sign given that he had previously suffered a serious injury.
Philadelphia used their first-round pick on Lane Johnson last year, but it looks like he’ll remain at right tackle, which should make for a pretty good set of edge protectors.