Eagles announce one-year contract extension for Jason Peters

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That didn’t take long.

A day after Eagles left tackle Jason Peters said he wants to rework his contract, the team announced it did just that. A one-year extension locks Peters in with the Eagles through 2019.

“It means a lot. This is reassurance that I’m going to retire here and don’t have to go year to year. It’s just another way of them reassuring that I’m going to be here,” Peters said. I love [owner Jeffrey] Lurie, the whole organization, the City of Philadelphia, and the fans. It speaks volumes for them to still look at me that way, it’s nothing but love.”

Philadelphia G.M. Howie Roseman said Peters is a player the Eagles consider a cornerstone of the franchise.

“Jason is a future Hall of Famer, a great player, and leader,” Roseman said. “He has been an anchor for our offensive line for many years and now we are thrilled about being able to work something out that will allow him to finish his career here in Philadelphia.”

The 35-year-old Peters entered the NFL with the Bills in 2004 and was traded to the Eagles in 2009. He’s been a three-time first-team All-Pro in Philadelphia, and now he’s poised to finish his career in Philadelphia.

15 responses to “Eagles announce one-year contract extension for Jason Peters

  1. Congrats to him! What are the financial details? Did the team save some cap space? Details, details…

  2. I remember back in 2009 when Philly acquired him and Buffalo fans were trashing him…

  3. The “old man” continues to get the job done so if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Congrats to JP! A consummate professional.

  4. Congrats to him he cried and got his way… He knew there’s be a chance he got cut after this season because of cap and age, so he whined and wanted a reworked deal. He got that guaranteed money and is now virtually uncuttable, nicely done.

  5. Nice job Philly. Extend an aging OT who has lost a step. Lookout blocks and false starts are worth a lot obviously. Carson hurt by week 6.

  6. whether he actually fulfills the third year, i think making him feel secure now will pay off in spades absent an injury that is long term. dude has manned up over the years and played on one leg when required. rewarding this player will never hurt in the locker room either

  7. Peters’ career speaks volumes about the draft. I believe he was an undrafted tight end who was converted to left tackle. When Andy gave up a first round pick for him some of us were scratching our heads. Obviously, Andy was correct.

  8. Love this move. He’s earned it even if he has struggled with injuries. As good as there is when healthy and the first guy there to be the enforcer when fights break out.

  9. Good for him. Good Olineman are hard to find these days. For the ones that take care of themselves I can see them playing to 36-37 maybe later. The majority of today’s hyped up Olineman coming out of college are in a fog for two or three years. Yes there are a few that get it right away but that’s no longer common.

    Any Oline needs an experienced Vet or two to bring the young pups along. Just ask Andrew Luck what it’s like to have a young inexperienced offensive line in front of him. There isn’t a legit vet anywhere in that group

  10. That 1st and 4th rounder we traded to the Bills for Jason Peters is looking like a steal.

    Jason Peters > Eric Wood, Shawn Nelson

  11. As an Eagles fan, I couldn’t be happier. It’s good to see the team realize he’s still one of those cornerstone players and make sure he’s taken care of. He might be 35 but he was still ranked as a top 10 tackle per Pro Football Focus. He’s a freak athlete at the position and even with losing a step is far better than the majority of tackles around the league. Bottom line is that he deserves to retire an Eagle and I’m glad to see the front office showing their loyalty instead of making a “business decision” like they did with Dawkins.

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