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Jason Peters will play this weekend

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It’s been a long time since Eagles tackle Jason Peters has played in a football game.

Peters missed all of last season after tearing his Achilles twice in the offseason and then missed the first two preseason games this year because of a hamstring injury, which means he hasn’t done more than practice since 2011. That will change on Saturday, when Peters takes the field with the rest of the Eagles for their game against the Jaguars.

Peters has high hopes for the offense this season, saying that the unit has set a goal of allowing the fewest sacks in Eagles history. Allowing fewer than last year would be a good start and getting on the field Saturday will be a good way for Peters to start acclimating himself to the pace of an offense he thinks will knock opponents on their heels.

“I think they’re going to be shocked,” Peters said, via Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. “But as the year goes on, people are going to try to game-plan for it, get adjusted to it. But they’re going to be shocked the first couple weeks when we’re coming out quick, fast.”

With Peters, center Jason Kelce and right guard Todd Herremans healthy and rookie Lane Johnson at right tackle, the state of the Eagles line is much stronger than it was a year ago. That should result in a more effective offense, especially if Chip Kelly proves as ingenious at running an offense this level as he did in college.

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12 Responses to “Jason Peters will play this weekend”
  1. skinsfanwill says: Aug 22, 2013 11:08 AM

    There is a lot of hoopla going on about this offense. I’m figuring its all to mask the fact that the defense is so friggin terrible. Stop somebody and I might think twice about looking at this face paced offense.

  2. bigbens69taintedlove says: Aug 22, 2013 11:14 AM

    Now all we need is Nutter to resign, The Sixers ownership to perish in an unfortunate ocean liner sinking due to a rogue wave, Ryan Howard retire and Bob Clarke to come out of retirement, and Freddy Mitchell and Reggie Brown to return. Then, and only then, we can impeach Obongo and Moochelle.

  3. reasonablemindsays says: Aug 22, 2013 11:27 AM

    its nice that we finally have some chemistry on our oline. eagles oline was at its best when it had the same 5 guys (thomas hicks fraley mayberry runyan) return year after year. football is all about chemistry and teamwork.

  4. myditkainyourbutkis says: Aug 22, 2013 11:28 AM

    @bigbens69taintedlove

    Whats wrong with you? This story is about J. Peters! Keep Barrack Hussain, praise his name, out of it!

  5. zam0854 says: Aug 22, 2013 11:39 AM

    Eagles will pounce the redskins week 1—word to your mother Skinsfanwill

  6. snowman36 says: Aug 22, 2013 11:43 AM

    All respect to The health of the game but Mr. Jason peters will be on injured reserve by the third quarter of opening-night because Kerrigan and/or Orakpo are going have their way with him

  7. doe22us says: Aug 22, 2013 12:10 PM

    bigbens69taintedlove says:
    Aug 22, 2013 11:14 AM
    Now all we need is Nutter to resign, The Sixers ownership to perish in an unfortunate ocean liner sinking due to a rogue wave, Ryan Howard retire and Bob Clarke to come out of retirement, and Freddy Mitchell and Reggie Brown to return. Then, and only then, we can impeach Obongo and Moochelle.

    I have come to the conclusion a long time ago that there are some real pieces of work on this board.

  8. zam0854 says: Aug 22, 2013 12:25 PM

    Orakpo can’t stay healthy man. The best player on the redskins defense is also the oldest player too. Once the eagles offense starts moving the ball, defenders start tapping their helmets for a sub. I know the eagles got some huge steps to gain on defense but you guys have no room to talk. May have been a top 5 run defense but it might have been because the pass defense was in the bottom 10 in the league.

  9. s0merand0mguy says: Aug 22, 2013 12:36 PM

    @skinsfanwill

    There is a lot of hoopla going on about this offense. I’m figuring its all to mask the fact that the defense is so friggin terrible. Stop somebody and I might think twice about looking at this face paced offense.

    Man, I was wondering why it smelled like lies and delusion around here, a redtails fan! Our defense looked horrible in the 1st game but made one heck of a turn around for game 2. Now wait for game 3 before you talk smack because Chip Kelly is doing WONDERS here with this team.

  10. The Shoeman says: Aug 22, 2013 1:09 PM

    I remember the Eagles in a Super Bowl recently,
    but the Skins ?

    Was electricity invented yet ?

  11. tolan04 says: Aug 22, 2013 1:51 PM

    I remember the skins winning a Super Bowl don’t remember eagles winning one. In fact no one remembers.

  12. zam0854 says: Aug 22, 2013 2:14 PM

    Redskins better take care of their Qb’s on the roster because they wont be getting better as a team in the draft for a few yrs.

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