Eagles left tackle Jason Peters had a tough time with Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali on Sunday, allowing one sack and several hurries as Kansas City improved to 3-0 with a victory.
Peters said Tuesday that he’s been bothered by a dislocated finger he suffered in the season opener against the Redskins. Peters said he aggravated the injury in the game against the Chiefs, forcing trainers to tape up his fingers and limiting Peters’ ability to keep Hali from making life miserable for quarterback Michael Vick.
“I had to adjust a little bit because I had to tape up three of my fingers and I couldn’t grab,” Peters said, via Tim McManus of PhillyMag.com. “I had to adjust to Tamba in the second half with my hand placement and stuff because I couldn’t really grab him with my outside hand. I just had to adjust as far as settling down and start using it a little bit better than I did in the first two quarters.”
Peters still had the fingers taped together at practice on Tuesday and said he thinks the injury is one he’ll have to deal with for the rest of the season. The Eagles will be much better off if he figures out a way to deal with it that doesn’t include pass rushers having their way with him because the offense was grounded last week.