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June 5, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
THE EAGLES set team records for points, yards, passing yards and touchdowns as they won the NFC East title in 2013. In Chip Kelly's new offense, LeSean McCoy set team records for rushing yards and total yards from scrimmage. DeSean Jackson had the best season of his six in the NFL. Nick Foles ascended from anonymity to MVP of the Pro Bowl. None of that would have happened without Jason Peters. Lost amid the gaudy numbers and the Chippah hype, Peters, in his 10th season, showed little effect from his disadvantages.
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May 29, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jason Peters was absent as the Eagles opened their third week of organized team activities on Tuesday. OTAs are voluntary, but coach Chip Kelly has mostly had full attendance during the first two weeks of workouts. Peters, along with several other Eagles, missed last Monday's practice because of travel delays. The Eagles had no explanation for Tuesday's absence, though. "He's just not here," a team spokesman said. Peters is returning from a ruptured Achilles tendon that caused him to miss all of last season.
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August 19, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jason Peters returned to practice Saturday for the first time in two weeks, a span that included two missed preseason games because of a hamstring injury. The injury was not serious, but the team was cautious with the five-time Pro Bowl left tackle, who missed all of last season with a twice-ruptured Achilles tendon. Barring a setback, Peters is expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. "I'm suiting up this week," Peters said. "I'm getting out there and getting some good work in against Jacksonville and get ready for Washington.
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June 11, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IT DIDN'T sound as if Jason Peters was going to be contributing any of the $8 million or so he is scheduled to earn this year to a Kickstarter campaign aimed at getting Evan Mathis back in the fold. "Not really," Peters said, when asked if it mattered to him whether Mathis lines up next to him at left guard this season. Peters, the Eagles' seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle, noted he has played alongside quite a few left guards over the years. "It's Al, right now," Peters said, indicating Allen Barbre, who has subbed for Mathis while the two-time Pro Bowler sits out OTAs, Mathis unhappy with his contract.
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June 13, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles left tackle Jason Peters was charged early Wednesday morning with speeding and resisting a police officer by flight in Monroe, La., police told the Monroe News-Star. Peters, driving a white Camaro, was racing a blue sedan about 4:45 a.m. when a police deputy attempted to pull over the vehicles, according to the report, which cited an arrest affidavit. The sedan pulled over, but Peters kept driving and exceeded 100 m.p.h. in the pursuit, police said. Peters eventually pulled over and complied with police when they told him to get out of his car. He was handcuffed, arrested, and charged.
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June 16, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Jason Peters watched the NFC divisional playoff game with his family in Texas. He was not happy to be watching it because he felt the Eagles were good enough to be playing in the game at Green Bay. The veteran offensive tackle was still not over the fact that his team had let a 9-3 start dissolve into a disastrous ending that included three straight losses to Seattle, Dallas, and Washington. "I felt like if we had made the playoffs we could have contended for the ring," Peters said last week after a long and hot Eagles workout.
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September 6, 2009 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The line could come back to haunt a head coach - or make him look like a genius. The Eagles had just acquired Jason Peters in a trade with the Buffalo Bills for three draft picks, including a 2009 first-rounder, and given the two-time Pro Bowl left tackle a six-year contract worth more than $60 million. Those two actions alone provided a good idea as to what Andy Reid thought about Peters, but the Eagles' coach also put his feelings into words. Reid said that after studying tape of Peters he "came out feeling that he was the best left tackle in football.
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October 26, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The increasing number of questions about Jason Peters' return is all one needs to know about the state of the Eagles' left tackle situation and the offensive line in general. On the day he officially announced King Dunlap's return to the starting lineup, Eagles coach Andy Reid fielded as many questions about Peters as he did his current left tackle. "There's a chance," Reid said of the injured Peters' playing this season. The fact is that Reid won't have to worry about a Peters return if Dunlap or the rest of the offensive line can't improve enough for the Eagles to have a realistic shot at the playoffs by the time Peters is eligible to play.
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May 30, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
YOU KNOW what would be cool? If a coach started a news conference by listing injuries, before reporters even asked about them. Yup, that'd really be something. There must be coaches out there who do that, right? Though no one comes immediately to mind. Chip Kelly is not such a coach. Asked yesterday about the absences of All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters and recent safety acquisition Kenny Phillips from his practice session, Kelly was not in a mood to provide details. Peters just isn't around, and wasn't around last week, either, it turns out. Initially the Eagles said Peters was among a group of players who missed the May 20 workout - which reporters were allowed to watch - but the team said everyone in that group practiced the next day, when reporters were not present.
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April 1, 2012
Suddenly, the Eagles have a fire burning on their front lawn. It had been a smooth and serene offseason for the team, the to-do list meticulously crossed off one by one until all that seemed left to do was kick back, watch some game film, and try to bolster a solid roster in the draft. Then came Friday's news that Jason Peters, their Pro Bowl left tackle, one of the Eagles' two best players in 2011 along with LeSean McCoy, had ruptured his Achilles tendon, probably ending his season.
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June 16, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Jason Peters watched the NFC divisional playoff game with his family in Texas. He was not happy to be watching it because he felt the Eagles were good enough to be playing in the game at Green Bay. The veteran offensive tackle was still not over the fact that his team had let a 9-3 start dissolve into a disastrous ending that included three straight losses to Seattle, Dallas, and Washington. "I felt like if we had made the playoffs we could have contended for the ring," Peters said last week after a long and hot Eagles workout.
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June 12, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The questions on the Eagles' offensive line were not supposed to include the starters on the left side, where tackle Jason Peters and guard Evan Mathis are both Pro Bowl players. But Mathis has not reported for the Eagles' offseason program and Peters is proceeding as if Allen Barbre - not Mathis - will play next to him this season. "It's Al right now and that's who we're rolling with," Peters said. "Right now, if we had to play, Al would be the starter. " Mathis, who is unhappy with his contract, would be subject to a fine if he misses the mandatory minicamp next week.
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June 11, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IT DIDN'T sound as if Jason Peters was going to be contributing any of the $8 million or so he is scheduled to earn this year to a Kickstarter campaign aimed at getting Evan Mathis back in the fold. "Not really," Peters said, when asked if it mattered to him whether Mathis lines up next to him at left guard this season. Peters, the Eagles' seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle, noted he has played alongside quite a few left guards over the years. "It's Al, right now," Peters said, indicating Allen Barbre, who has subbed for Mathis while the two-time Pro Bowler sits out OTAs, Mathis unhappy with his contract.
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June 10, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THE EAGLES' story lines this spring are all about gambles. Chip Kelly is gambling on Sam Bradford's left knee and DeMarco Murray's durability and Jordan Matthews' upside and his own ability to oversee not just the execution of X's-and-O's, but the selections of Jimmys and Joes. The biggest gamble, though, might be where he has chosen not to wager, and not to upgrade. There are no significant additions this spring to an Eagles offensive line that got pretty banged up a year ago and struggled even when intact, an offensive line that clearly did not live up to its billing as a team strength when last season began.
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May 5, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IN THE entire Delaware Valley, Allen Barbre, Matt Tobin and Andrew Gardner might have been the three guys happiest with the Eagles' 2015 draft, when it wrapped up Saturday evening. Barbre is the journeyman guard who was penciled in as Todd Herremans' replacement when the team's longest-serving offensive lineman was sent packing in February. Barbre will turn 31 next month. Tobin and Gardner are the top backups who were pressed into service last season, when injuries decimated the o-line.
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May 5, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
The myopia of the moment suggests that Chip Kelly has done irrevocable damage to the Eagles and their offense, for both the near and distant futures, by failing to select at least one offensive lineman in this year's NFL draft. Over two years now, the Eagles have sat through 14 rounds and drafted not a single tackle, guard, or center, and for a team with three projected starters who will be 30 or older this season, this strategy would at first glance seem a dereliction of Kelly's duties as coach and player-personnel czar.
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May 4, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Todd Herremans was released by the Eagles in February, he went on local radio and said that Chip Kelly valued the quarterback position and the line the most on offense. "Other than that I think that he feels like . . . the system will take care of it," Herremans said. But since that statement Kelly has done virtually nothing to address an offensive line that is aging and lacking in depth. Despite the obvious need, the Eagles didn't select a single lineman in the NFL draft for the second year in a row. Two weeks ago, when he was asked to name the deepest positions in the draft, Eagles vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz said the offensive line first, followed by wide receiver and defensive back.
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May 2, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Sam Bradford is still the Eagles' presumptive starting quarterback. It is worth reminding everyone of that fact in the wake of what happened Thursday night - that whirlwind of speculation and source-speak before the NFL draft that indicated just how much Chip Kelly wanted Marcus Mariota and how far he was willing to go to get him. Two first-round picks, a third-round pick, Fletcher Cox, Brandon Boykin, Mychal Kendricks, and more? As reported by the NFL Network, that offer was perhaps the most generous that Kelly and the Eagles made to the Tennessee Titans, in the hope that the Titans would hand over the No. 2 pick and the opportunity to select Kelly's ideal quarterback.
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April 28, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The first draft pick Chip Kelly made as the Eagles head coach was an offensive lineman, Lane Johnson. He has not picked an offensive lineman since. The Eagles have three projected starters who will be 31 or older next season. The draft this week could be a good time for the Eagles to add at least one young lineman they could pencil in as a future starter. If the Eagles stay at No. 20 in the first round Thursday, they will be in the range for some of the draft's top offensive tackles.
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April 3, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THE EAGLES yesterday announced the retirement of 65-year-old Harold Carmichael, who lost his player development role early in the Chip Kelly regime and since has been working in fan relations. The team said Carmichael, an Eagles Hall of Fame receiver, will continue to work informally as an ambassador for the team. "I have so many memories. I grew up as a football player in this city and with this team and it was special," Carmichael, whose 579 catches for 8,978 yards remain franchise records, told the Eagles' website.
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