Eagles seem interested in bringing Jason Peters back

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The Eagles traded up to draft a left tackle in the first round last year, so they’d have an eventual replacement for Jason Peters.

Apparently, they want to continue making it eventual, rather than imminent.

Via Dave Zangaro of NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com, Eagles coach Doug Pederson said he hoped the 38-year-old free agent would return for another year.

Heck yeah,” Pederson said when asked if he wanted the veteran blocker back next season.

General Manager Howie Roseman offered a more rambling answer, but even he left the door open to bring him back.

“A big part of this week is accumulating information,” Roseman said. “That’s what we do here. Obviously, when you’re talking about Jason Peters, you’re talking about a Hall of Fame player, a Hall of Fame person, someone that’s very special to us and played at a really high level last year. We’ll go through all those decisions this week.”

Perhaps Pederson’s enthusiasm was merely a sign of respect for Peters, or Pederson and Roseman weren’t on the same page — remember, the coach said that a couple of assistants would be back this season and they were fired the next day.

But Peters has continued to play well, starting 13 games for them last year. Dillard played well in his place the other three games when Peters was hurt, which led many to think they were planning to make the transition this offseason.

But as the Eagles talk about surrounding quarterback Carson Wentz with playmakers, it appears they’re considering protecting him with an old one.

5 responses to “Eagles seem interested in bringing Jason Peters back

  1. Noooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! This is turning into another Darren Sproles situation. Loved Sproles for his contributions to the team. Peters was a great Eagles player as well but his time has passed.

    This is why this team has gotten increasingly older since the Superbowl. Everyone in the front office wants to hang on to the past (despite publicly proclaiming that they won’t fall into that trap).

    Sproles should’ve retired after the super bowl. Instead he mused about retiring every offseason and missed about half the year each year. Meanwhile players like Boston Scott rot on the practice squad because Sproles is taking his spot.

    Cut the freaking cord on these players, the team needs to get younger.

  2. I can’t imagine they’re going to do that after drafting Andre Dillard in the first round last year. He looked good when he got in there (on the left side at least, not so much on the right), and it’s time to move on from some of these older guys.

  3. I think it’s just lip service for a guy they respect. He’s been in and out of the lineup for 2 years. Sometimes in and out on the same drive… Dillard is younger & cheaper. Use the Peters money to get better somewhere else.

  4. I love how dominant he was, but we need to get younger and better.

    Peters, Jefferey, Jenkins and Agholor all need to go.

  5. He played well but he still took himself out of games constantly. If Dillard wasn’t there I’d be on board bringing Peters back but OT’s taken in the 1st round don’t sit for 2 years. Dillard needs to play and Peters needs to move on.

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