Jason Peters Agrees to Restructured Deal with Eagles
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The bodyguard is back.
The Eagles have worked things out with left tackle Jason Peters and the veteran will return for the 2019 season.
Philadelphia confirmed it signed Peters, who turned 37 in January, to a new one-year deal, a restructured agreement because the former All-Pro was already under contract.
The new deal guarantees Peters $5.5 million and could be worth up to $10M. Previously, Peters was set to count $13.17M against Philadelphia's 2019 salary cap, a number the organization was hesitant to move forward with.
The return of Peters means the Eagles offensive line, one of the strengths of the team, will remain intact from left to right: Peters, Isaac Seumalo, Jason Kelce, Brandon Brooks and Lane Johnson.
Seumalo and Kelce signed extensions earlier this offseason while Brooks is rehabbing from an Achilles injury in the playoffs and got the OK to remove his walking boot on Monday.
Top backup Stefen Wisniewski, however, could be a salary-cap casualty or trade bait while Chance Warmack will be a free agent when the new league year starts on Wednesday. Swing tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai and a pair of 2018 draft picks, Matt Pryor and Jordan Mailata, are also available to OL coach Jeff Stoutland.
Peters, a nine-time Pro Bowl selection, has suffered through a host of injuries over the past two seasons, a torn ACL that cut his 2017 campaign in half, as well as quad and biceps problems that hampered him last season.
Peters did play in all 18 games during the 2018-19 campaign but missed some action in 11 of them. He ended up playing in 79 percent of the regular-season snaps and 88 percent of the postseason reps. Vaitai generally handled things when Peters wasn't on the field.
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @JFMcMullen