Jason Peters thinks he can play this season

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Eagles left tackle Jason Peters ruptured his Achilles tendon in March, had it surgically repaired, and then ruptured it again in May. Describing his offseason like that, you might think that it goes without saying that Peters won’t play until the 2013 season.

But Peters says that’s not necessarily the case. Asked by reporters today if he has realistic hopes of playing this season, Peters answered, “yeah.”

I’m running, doing everything,” Peters said. “I’m taking it day by day.”

The Eagles put Peters on the non-football injury list, rather than injured reserve, so it’s still at least theoretically possible that he could return to the active roster this season. The Eagles have the option of allowing Peters to start practicing between Week Six and Week Nine and then putting him on the 53-man roster after three weeks of practice. Eagles coach Andy Reid is leaving open the possibility that that could happen, and that Peters could play in the postseason.

It’s a long stretch,” Reid said. “But we haven’t ruled him out.”

It sounds like a major stretch. If Peters plays before the 2013 preseason, it would be one of the most surprising comebacks from an injury the NFL has ever seen.

16 responses to “Jason Peters thinks he can play this season

  1. Really he may have played his last game for the Eagles.

    If not, he will have to negotiate before next year as he’ll almost be up to $11M (+3M more than 2012) and the Eagles are already over next year’s cap.

  2. He’s too good for them not to want him back. He’s a major reason why McCoy had the year he did last year. Don’t get me wrong McCoy is a special talent but Peters tied up the defenders and made some nice holes for him.

  3. I wouldnt want him to re injure it a 3rd time, but wow if he can come back this season that would be HUGE
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    Not if he’s not the same player. 😦

  4. I remember when Peters was a Tight End and the coaches in Buffalo put him on the Offensive Line at LT. I remember training camp at St. John Fisher, watching Peters completely dominate at the Tackle position. Nobody could get by him, and anyone that tried to take him on during a running play would get laid out. Had Peters been put in the Tackle position earlier in his career, he would have been a top 10 draft pick. Its too bad Buffalo had to let him go, he was special. I don’t know much about the injury he has and whether or not its going to hinder his performance in the near future, but the sooner Philly can get him on the field the better.

  5. he’s a special player i wouldn’t put it past him, the man went from a former tight end to one of the best left tackles in the game. If he says theres a chance then i beleive thers a chance

  6. Not if he’s not the same player.

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    True, but a decent and somewhat healthy peters is wayyy better then a healthy bell or dunlap

  7. This guy is was the best LT in football last year. Would LOVE him back. As for being over the cap next year, I don’t think Howie Roseman is worried about it. The Eagles are salary cap geniuses

  8. judsonjr says: Oct 4, 2012 8:17 PM

    Really he may have played his last game for the Eagles.

    If not, he will have to negotiate before next year as he’ll almost be up to $11M (+3M more than 2012) and the Eagles are already over next year’s cap.
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    Imagine that another poster on here that has no clue.
    Fact is the Eagles have the most cap space of any team with $20.2 million. Please do your home work.

  9. I don’t see the benefit. Just getting back on the field would be an amazing achievement, but what could you expect out of him coming off such a severe injury and out of football shape? He’s a 330-350 lbs man, not a 200 lbs defensive back.

    Being too aggressive just increases the risk of re-injury, and could possibly disrupt an o-line unit that (thinking optimistically) would have gelled by that late in the season.

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