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Jason Peters missed OTAs for “personal reasons”

Jason Peters AP

When word broke that Eagles tackle Jason Peters wasn’t with the rest of the team at OTAs this week, plenty of people wondered why Peters would be absent.

Could it have something to do with the Eagles docking him $3.25 million after last year’s Achilles injury? Coach Chip Kelly said he knew where Peters was, but offered no more detail about the whereabouts than he did about injuries. Owner Jeffrey Lurie was a bit more forthcoming on Wednesday, however, and his comments on Peters’ absence remove any intrigue from the situation.

“Jason’s great. Jason’s really in great shape. He’s got his own personal reasons that he can’t be here, and I actually empathize with him,” Lurie said, via Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News.

Peters has drawn praise from the Eagles’ coaches about his recovery from that Achilles injury and Peters appears set for a return to the left tackle job in 2013 as long as he can stay healthy. His absence from workouts this week created some questions, although there don’t figure to be any more after Lurie’s assurance that Peters and the Eagles are on the same page  about things.

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11 Responses to “Jason Peters missed OTAs for “personal reasons””
  1. drohanimal says: May 30, 2013 8:10 AM

    Best LT in the game, when healthy.

  2. buddysguys says: May 30, 2013 8:55 AM

    are they dangling a steak hoagie over his head there or something?

  3. tim581981 says: May 30, 2013 8:58 AM

    i dont bye it. ive been a fan of that team for a long time and i think Lurie is pulling legs

  4. plumbstupid says: May 30, 2013 9:21 AM

    Whoever has to line up against that guy is earning their paycheck.

  5. blitzinc43 says: May 30, 2013 9:26 AM

    I’m imagining over 800 pounds on that bar

  6. chaseutley says: May 30, 2013 9:35 AM

    It’s called a hangover. I empathize with him, too.

  7. hanifmiller says: May 30, 2013 9:38 AM

    As an Eagles fan, I have no issues with an established veteran who has played at an elite level and is coming off of an injury missing OTA’s. I do have a problem with that mediocre corner from Baltimore (whose name escapes me) missing OTA’s.

  8. steves11 says: May 30, 2013 9:44 AM

    As long as the owner is okay with whatever Peters’ reasons were for not being there, then everyone else should be okay with it too. My personal opinion is that for what these guys get paid, nothing short of a death in the immediate family should keep them away.

  9. icdogg says: May 30, 2013 4:03 PM

    Lurie says he empathizes with him, which means what? Marital problems?

  10. oldbyrd says: May 31, 2013 8:18 AM

    The entire season could hinge on his performance. He is the # 1 tackle in all football when healthy. I just hope all is ok!

  11. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: May 31, 2013 8:01 PM

    Peters blew off last season and no surprise he recently blew off OTAs too. Personal reasons. Blah blah blah.

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