Report: Eagles to Move Jason Peters to Right Guard
When Eagles starting right guard Brandon Brooks was lost for the season, the team brought in veteran left tackle to move over and fill his spot at right guard.
12 weeks into the NFL season, it looks like Peters will finally play right guard.
According to John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia, the team will move Peters over to right guard and start Jordan Mailata at left tackle on Monday night against the Seahawks.
"I'm excited for J.P. He's excited," Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said on Saturday. "A great opportunity for him. Listen, he's obviously a tremendous player, tremendous Eagle and moving back to right guard."
Per Clark, Peters has been dealing with a turf toe injury to his left toe, which is hampering his play on the left side of the line.
Peters was moved over to left tackle when 2019 first-round pick Andre Dillard was lost for the season. In doing so, the team gave Peters more money to play tackle, but he his play has been and-and-down, and he really struggled in Week 11 against Cleveland, giving up three sacks.
Now the team will turn to Mailata, a former seventh-round pick, who replaced Peters for three weeks and played well enough for some to suggest he should have remained at the left tackle spot and move Peters over to guard.
"Mailata, he's played well," Pederson acknowledged. "He's been consistent. Played good the other day. So, he gets another opportunity. Really not an opportunity, but a start at left tackle."
Pederson was asked a few weeks ago if this was something he had considered, he simply stated, "No".
"We really felt like that Jason Peters is settled in over there at left tackle. He's done a nice job for us," Pederson explained.
Now it appears they finally will.