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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 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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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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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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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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December 18, 2011 | By PAUL DOMOWITCH, pdomo@aol.com
Howard Mudd has been coaching NFL offensive linemen for 36 years. He has tutored a lot of good ones, but before Andy Reid coaxed him out of retirement last January, he never had to give much thought when somebody asked him to name the best player he ever coached. Walter Jones. Jones was the Seattle Seahawks' left tackle for a dozen dominating years before retiring after the '08 season. Went to nine Pro Bowls. Almost certainly will get voted into Canton in his first year of eligibility.
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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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March 31, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
So much for offensive line continuity. A little more than two weeks after the Eagles finished locking up their starting offensive line, at least through the next three seasons, the strongest link in the group, Jason Peters, ruptured his Achilles tendon. The Pro Bowl left tackle injured his right tendon Tuesday in a football drill. But the Eagles didn't announce Peters' injury until Friday. He will undergo surgery next Tuesday at the Rothman Institute. "We don't know when he will return to the field and we will not speculate on a timeline," Eagles coach Andy Reid said in a statement.
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November 30, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
It is never the one thing, not in football, not in any sport, and certainly not in life. Chip Kelly stepped to a podium inside AT&T Stadium after the Eagles had beaten the Cowboys, 33-10, on Thursday, and the first thing he said was that the Eagles' offensive line had just played its finest game of the season - and it probably had. The Eagles rushed for 256 yards, averaging 5.7 per attempt, and Mark Sanchez was sacked just once, and it would be...
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November 28, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
ARLINGTON, Texas - It's only gaudy if you can't pull it off. LeSean McCoy rolled out of the locker room and headed toward coach Chip Kelly, who actually took a step backward and began to chuckle. Kelly reached forward, rubbed the lapel of McCoy's white leather jacket and said, "What's this?" "This," said McCoy, "is my Thanksgiving outfit. " He dressed as a guy nicknamed "Shady" should dress, a walking PETA nightmare: Timberland boots, a dark-brown designer leather duffel bag, a light-brown ostrich skin backpack and - the topper - something like Michael Jackson's jacket from "Beat It," only not red. It was as white as Shady's smile, with gold snaps and zippers.
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November 24, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
LeSean McCoy wanted to know whether he was cocky. The running back was walking to the podium after the Eagles' 43-24 win over the Titans when he stopped a reporter and asked, "Do you think I'm too cocky? Of all the players you have known, would you put me in the top 10?" You bet. McCoy was in a playful mood. He had just rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries, and even a sarcastic remark a few moments later at the start of his news conference elicited a laugh from the tailback.
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November 7, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
OF ALL the units of a football team, the offensive line might be the one most influenced by consistently having the same players in place. A year ago, the Eagles' offensive line benefited from having all five starters together for the entire season. Obviously, that has not been the case this season, as a preseason suspension to Lane Johnson and a slew of injuries to his fellow linemates have prevented the starting offensive linemen from taking a single regular-season snap together as a unit.
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November 4, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
HOUSTON - LeSean McCoy notched his second 100-yard rushing performance in three games yesterday and yawned. Yawned as in no big deal, folks. Just another day at the office of the defending NFL rushing champion. "It's weird," he said after rushing for 117 yards on 23 carries in the Eagles' 31-21 win over the Houston Texans. "Every time I get 100 yards, [people act like] it's a big deal. But I'm used to just doing it. " It was the 21st 100-yard game of McCoy's career. Had seven of them last year on the way to his rushing crown.
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October 20, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Most valuable player OFFENSE: Jason Peters The all-pro left tackle has been so good that it's easy to take him for granted. With other key pieces missing on the offensive line, Peters has been a security blanket on Nick Foles' blind side. He kept elite pass rushers Robert Quinn and Jason Pierre-Paul from sacking Foles during the last two games. Peters has not allowed a sack since the season opener. DEFENSE: Malcolm Jenkins Although he might not be a star, Jenkins is a significant upgrade at safety and has been valuable to the secondary.
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October 14, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles offensive line, like the rest of the team, set the tone early in Sunday's 27-0 win over the New York Giants. The line opened big holes for the running game and, for the most part, kept the pressure off quarterback Nick Foles. And considering the way their counterparts on the Giants offensive line were overmatched, it made the Eagles blockers look like a group of all-pros. While Giants quarterback Eli Manning was on the run all evening, Foles had plenty of time. New York quarterbacks were sacked eight times, including six of Manning, while Foles was sacked just once for 3 yards.
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October 7, 2014 | By Zach Berman and Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writers
Cary Williams was beat for 32 yards by Rams receiver Kenny Britt, but aside from that moment, the Eagles' starting outside cornerbacks fared well in the first half. But Williams' and Bradley Fletcher's struggles in the second half mirrored that of the defense as the Eagles nearly coughed up a 27-point lead. They will always give up catches because they lack ideal foot speed, but to see Williams and Fletcher beat on balls in the air defies the Eagles' reasoning for starting the rangy corners over Brandon Boykin.
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October 3, 2014 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
THERE WAS a LeSean McCoy action figure propped up on a shelf, on the right side of Jason Peters' locker stall yesterday. Why was it there? Peters never appeared for us to ask. Maybe he just didn't want to forget how McCoy looks standing upright. As the Eagles prepare for Sunday's visit from the St. Louis Rams, the focus remains on their underperforming offensive line and running game. Peters, the most accomplished member of that group, hopes to lead its revival this week, though he figures to have the toughest task of the group.
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October 2, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
NOBODY WAS happier to be drafted by the Eagles last May than third-round wideout Josh Huff, who played for Chip Kelly at Oregon. Huff has said that Kelly "made me into a man, off the field as well as on the field. " But Huff didn't seem all that happy yesterday, as the Eagles began preparations for Sunday's game against the Rams. Huff began his second week of full practice since returning from an Aug. 5 shoulder injury with no assurance that he will be active any time soon. "I was ready last week.
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