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Jason Peters skips Tuesday’s OTA

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On the same day that Eagles left tackle Jason Peters drew praise for his efforts to return from a torn Achilles’ tendon that derailed his 2012 season, Peters has thrown the Eagles a curve ball by skipping Tuesday’s OTA practice.

Via multiple Twitter accounts maintained by reporters covering the team, Peters isn’t present for practice.

He’s just not here,” an Eagles spokesman told Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

It’ll be interesting to see if coach Chip Kelly reflects similar nonchalance.  Last week, Giants coach Tom Coughlin was irritated by the absence of receiver Hakeem Nicks, saying Nicks “should be here.”  But coaches aren’t permitted to say or do anything to suggest that voluntary offseason workouts are anything but voluntary; a statement like “he should be here” seems to fall into the forbidden category.

Coaches are more likely to bristle at the absence of players from offseason practices, given that the 2011 labor deal reduces the workload and ostensibly ensures that there will be no contact.  Also, with easier training camps under the new CBA, there’s less reason for players to choose not to attend the non-mandatory practices.

Workout bonuses help ensure participation, to an extent.  Most clauses of that nature allow the player to miss some of the sessions.  If teams want 100-perception participation, they should start writing the contracts accordingly.

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16 Responses to “Jason Peters skips Tuesday’s OTA”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: May 28, 2013 11:15 AM

    “He’s just not here”, offered the spokesman, who declined to elaborate whether he thought the problem involved drug usage, cumulative brain damage, or the triggering of a latent genetic defect.

  2. jack3dsd says: May 28, 2013 11:28 AM

    I’m sure teams do write that in initial contracts but it doesn’t make it through negotiations to the contract the player signs

  3. unlogicalvoicesays says: May 28, 2013 11:53 AM

    not a problem. this is the best and deepest team in the nfl. fly eagles fly.

  4. billsin20xx says: May 28, 2013 12:05 PM

    Once he got the praise he probably figures he should out for more money!

  5. dspyank2k11 says: May 28, 2013 12:19 PM

    He wants more money based on zero merit … count it

  6. tomcous says: May 28, 2013 12:41 PM

    I’m sure plenty of Bills fans remember all too well … undrafted TE … Jim McNally invested a lot of time to get him ready at RT (likely to detriment of the rest of the OL) …

    As he excelled …
    … so did his head …
    … as did his injuries …

    Very good player, but not on the field enough to justify consideration for a raise! Philli was very wise to draft Lane Johnson!

  7. bobbyhoying says: May 28, 2013 12:46 PM

    If I remember correctly, Jason took a haircut last year for injuring himself away from the team’s facilities. He probably wants some of that back.

  8. andyreidisthegoat says: May 28, 2013 12:55 PM

    He should be fine. Look at how well ryan howard is runnng around the bases two years after his surgery. oh wait.

  9. buddysguys says: May 28, 2013 1:15 PM

    this dude is nothing but trouble glad buffalo didn’t sign him long term, not to mention he has been an injury plagued player since leaving.

  10. myeaglescantwin says: May 28, 2013 2:07 PM

    wait wait wait.??

    where in the heck is this raise talk coming from??

    Peters has a very lucrative deal that has him locked up for a few more seasons.
    Coupled with the fact that he is coming off of one of the toughest injuries to recover from
    . . . . . where is the team’s incentive??
    . . . . . where is Jason’s bargaining power??

    and @ dspyank2k11
    Merit?
    you mean being traded for a round 1 and 3 draft selection,
    Getting voted #1 LT in the NFL
    Making the pro bowl consecutive years,
    being voted 1st team all pro,
    and paving the way for a 1400 yard rusher doesn’t count as acceptable merit??

  11. slammed81 says: May 28, 2013 2:20 PM

    Ur glad buffalo didn’t sign him huh oh yea cause ur O line has been stellar the last 3 yrs Guy was a beast until he tore his Achilles

  12. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 28, 2013 2:24 PM

    To learn Kellys hurry up offense, you might think Peters would find time to show up or at least communicate why he can’t.

    Peters is the guy who said he could have played last year but didn’t. Guess he could attend OTAs but just didn’t.

    Eagle homers will talk about all the stuff Peters accomplished years ago which of course means nothing in 2013. That’s OK keep living in the past.

  13. eaglesw00t says: May 28, 2013 2:38 PM

    dallascowboysdishingthereal says:
    May 28, 2013 2:24 PM
    To learn Kellys hurry up offense, you might think Peters would find time to show up or at least communicate why he can’t.

    Peters is the guy who said he could have played last year but didn’t. Guess he could attend OTAs but just didn’t.

    Eagle homers will talk about all the stuff Peters accomplished years ago which of course means nothing in 2013. That’s OK keep living in the past.

    ——————

    lol, the irony of a Cowboys fan talking about living in the past is just hysterical…

    How many years did the Cowboys go without a playoff APPEARANCE?

  14. phillyphannn83 says: May 28, 2013 3:07 PM

    buddysguys May 28, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

    this dude is nothing but trouble glad buffalo didn’t sign him long term, not to mention he has been an injury plagued player since leaving.
    ——————————–
    Injury plagued?? He’s had 1 injury since leaving Buffalo. Injury PLAGUED implies multiple injuries; a repetitive problem with injuries. One injury is far from being “injury plagued.” hahaha once again the lack of an IQ test requirement to post here provides the rest of us with comic relief.

  15. larrydavid7000 says: May 28, 2013 4:30 PM

    He is tired playing for an EMPTY TROPHY CASE TEAM. Can you blame him for having strong values. Good for him.

  16. tfoz5150 says: May 28, 2013 6:34 PM

    you give Larry David a bad name. you need to get a life with all your hate. we have trophies, they’re just a little old.

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