Shortly after Philadelphia signed offensive tackle King Dunlap, a report emerged that hinted at one reason the Eagles felt the need to keep Dunlap in the fold.
Geoff Mosher of the News Journal wrote on Twitter that an injury to starting left tackle Jason Peters may have contributed to the decision to sign Dunlap.
“I’m hearing that one BIG reason that the Eagles re-signed King Dunlap today is that Jason Peters may have an injury. Working to confirm,” Mosher wrote. “I’m hearing its an Achilles injury. But again, working to confirm from more sources, so hang with me. League source tells me Eagles had no dialogue with King as of last week re: contract and suddenly ‘a lot of dialogue’ this week. Dunlap can make up to $2.2M this year, per source, which is ‘above market’ for backup OT. Source said he heard Peters might have an injury. Also told by a different source that Peters sustained the injury during a workout.”
An injury to Peters would be a heavy blow to the Eagles’ offensive line.