Jason Peters To Start At Left Tackle Week 1

     

Eagles HC Doug Pederson told reporters Jason Peters will be the team’s starting left tackle in Week 1, per Eliot Shorr-Parks

Jason Peters

It was previously reported Peters wanted a raise to move from right guard back to left tackle following the injury to Andre Dillard.

It’s unclear if the Eagles accommodated Peters or if he relented and made the move. Pederson didn’t discuss the contract and called it a “pleasant surprise” when Peters “shared the news” with him, per Zach Berman.

Matt Pryor had been working at left tackle before and is now an option to switch back to right guard, per Pederson. (Jimmy Kempski)

Philadelphia signed Peters to a one-year, $3 million contract with the intention of him playing right guard and replacing Brandon Brooks, who suffered a torn Achilles a few months ago. 

Peters, 38, originally signed on with the Bills as an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas back in 2004. He spent five years in Buffalo before being traded to the Eagles in 2009.

Peters signed a four-year, $53 million extension in Philadelphia after the trade. Last year, Peters signed another one-year extension worth $6 million for the 2019 season. 

Philadelphia brought Peters back on a one-year, $3 million contract this past June. 

In 2019, Peters started 13 games for the Eagles at left tackle.  He was Pro Football Focus‘ No. 6-ranked tackle out of 83 qualifying players.  

We’ll have more on Peters as the news is available. 

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