Eagles Sign Free-Agent Jason Peters
The Eagles have signed free agent guard Jason Peters, with the intention of playing him at next to Lane Johnson at right guard.
Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, its a one-year deal worth up to $6 million that includes $3 million in guarantees, per source.
The move was announced on Tuesday by the teams official social media account.
The moves comes after plenty of speculation that the team would bring the future Hall of Fame left tackle back to replace 2019 first-round pick Andre Dillard. The thought was Dillard might not have enough reps, with no offseason mini-camps, the potential lack of training camp, and likely no preseason games, to make the Eagles brass sleep soundly with him protecting Carson Wentz's blind side.
Instead the team decided to bring Petersd back and slide him over to guard to replace the injured Brandon Brooks, who will miss the year with a torn Achillies.
We spoke to former Eagles Pro Bowl left tackle Tra Thomas on The Sports Bash about a month ago, and asked him if he felt if bringing Peters back was needed.
"The skill isn't the problem, its the wear and tear on the body," Thomas explained. "If you are getting beat up out there playing defensive ends, you're definitely going to get beat up playing offensive guard when your dealing with defensive tackles."
"Everyone just thinks you can mix-and-match and just move around - its not that easy, to just move to different positions like that," Thomas stressed. "Especially when you have been in a left-handed stance for so long, its takes a long-time to get that muscle memory to change."
So it appears the Eagles line is now set with Andre Dillard at left tackle, Issac Semaluo at left guard, Jason Kelce at center, Jason Peters at right guard and Lane Johnson at right tackle.
Peters is 38 years old and wants to play until he’s 40.
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