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November 20, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jason Peters returned to the sideline Wednesday, one day after the Eagles' left tackle practiced with the team. Peters has a back injury that affected his quadriceps and caused him to miss the last two games. Coach Chip Kelly said he did not know whether to classify Peters' absence as a "setback. " "That's a good question," Kelly said before practice. "I just know he can't go today. " Peters was not available for comment again on Wednesday. Thursday will be a big indicator of whether he can play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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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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November 24, 2015 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
JASON PETERS started at left tackle Sunday and seemed to play reasonably well. I'll take "Things that seemed really important around 1 p.m. Sunday that were forgotten by sundown" for $600, Alex. The mystery of Peters' back didn't get much clearer, but even though he sat out the final minutes of the Eagles' blowout loss to Tampa Bay, Peters said he felt fine after the game. Presumably he is a go for Thursday at Detroit. Really, the Eagles could have played Bernadette Peters at left tackle Sunday.
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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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October 9, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jason Peters did not participate in the Eagles' practice Wednesday because of a lingering quadriceps injury, and the team is preparing for the possibility that Peters cannot play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. "He's as tough a guy as I've been around here in the three years I've been here, and if he can go, he will go," coach Chip Kelly said. "But, he's a guy we've really got to take a real good look at this week in terms of what he can give us. " Peters was hurt in the fourth quarter of the Week 3 win over the Jets.
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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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November 14, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles left tackle Jason Peters was a limited participant in practice on Thursday with a back injury that is affecting his quadriceps, and his status for the game Sunday against the Miami Dolphins remains a question. "He looked good," coach Chip Kelly said. "He didn't go through the full practice, but he looked good in the reps he took. He took reps in team and in all three team periods today. " Peters missed the game Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. If he doesn't play, the Eagles are expected to keep their same lineup, with Lane Johnson at left tackle.
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August 23, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
DOUG PEDERSON didn't even try to pretend the Eagles would be fine with the linebackers they had on hand, when Pederson was asked about the depth situation there Saturday, in the wake of Joe Walker's season-ending ACL tear. "Obviously something is going to have to be done," Pederson said. Sunday evening, league sources confirmed an ESPN report that the Eagles were signing 31-year-old linebacker Stephen Tulloch, who played for defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz in Tennessee and Detroit.
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August 19, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Sam Bradford entered the preseason enthused by a clean bill of health with full clearance for the entire exhibition schedule. Bradford started the first game of the preseason for the first time since 2013, and he stayed in for a grand total of three plays. The quick hook in last Thursday's game was the result of the Eagles offense benefiting from a short field and scoring quickly. But it gave Bradford only one pass and two handoffs to celebrate. Bradford will play more Thursday night when the Eagles play the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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August 16, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
ISAAC SEUMALO stacked a bunch of gold bars over the weekend. Fans of an Eagles team with a suddenly scrambled offensive line are just going to have to hope he finds a way to redeem them. Seumalo is the third-round rookie guard who just a week ago didn't look like a contender for a starting job. That was before news leaked that right tackle Lane Johnson almost certainly will be suspended 10 games for his second PED violation. By the commutative property of offensive-line play, that affects Seumalo, who moved up to the first unit, with first-team left guard Allen Barbre moving to right tackle for Saturday and Sunday practices.
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August 13, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Sam Bradford needed just three plays Thursday to do what Sam Bradford does during an Eagles' preseason: He chews bubble gum, kicks tail, completes passes, and leads touchdown drives. Kenny Bell, a wide receiver/return man for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, had lost a fumble on the opening kickoff, giving the Eagles the ball at the Bucs' 18-yard line, and the one thing you don't do is give Sam Bradford a short field in a preseason game, because he will make you pay. And he did: a 3-yard completion to Brent Celek, two handoffs to Ryan Mathews, and presto: Eagles touchdown.
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August 13, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Doug Pederson is preparing for the possibility that Lane Johnson is suspended 10 games for his second violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs, as reports have indicated. Johnson has not been suspended, but Pederson said he "must anticipate" that the suspension could be levied. "You've always got to be mindful of that, obviously, in the back of your mind," Pederson said. "If that's the case, if it's upheld, we've got to be prepared to make some moves. And until it happens, we go full steam, but at the same time, we also know we've got to be smart about it to have people ready to go, if it is upheld.
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August 12, 2016 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
For the sake of this discussion, let's remove all the emotion and smokescreen and denials and apologies from what is almost certainly about to happen with Eagles tackle Lane Johnson and simply pretend instead that he tore a muscle at practice the other day and will miss 10 weeks of the regular season. Any muscle. Pick one. If you want to say he tore the muscle doing something really, really stupid and he was a rockhead to do so, that's your prerogative. The point is the muscle is torn, and he needs surgery, and it's going to take until Nov. 28, when the Eagles host a Monday night game against the Packers, for the rehabilitation to be completed.
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August 12, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
WELL, THE Eagles' offensive line was a huge problem in 2015, for the second year in a row, but there's a new regime, and it has had all offseason to get things straightened out. So fans are looking forward to seeing the team open the 2016 schedule against the Browns on Sept. 11 with a group of starters that could include, let's see here . . . Matt Tobin? Dennis Kelly? Or Andrew Gardner? What the actual (heck)? We don't know whether any of that uninspiring but familiar triumvirate will end up starting, but chances sure look good that at least one of them will, maybe more.
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August 12, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
IT WASN'T a disaster. The bus didn't catch fire. Nobody missed the game. Plays were called, and run; there was not a single delay-of-game penalty. Maybe Doug Pederson really is more a Mike Holmgren disciple than an Andy Reid guy. Pederson, of course, played under Holmgren and Reid in Green Bay, followed Reid to Philadelphia in 1999 to hold a place for Donovan McNabb, eventually retired, became a high school coach, an Eagles low-level assistant under Reid before ascending to quarterbacks coach, then was part of the Reid exodus to Kansas City as offensive coordinator before the Eagles hired him in January to replace Chip Kelly.
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August 11, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
The Eagles will open their preseason schedule Thursday without 10 players, including four projected starters. Coach Doug Pederson announced Tuesday that left tackle Jason Peters, safety Malcolm Jenkins, wide receiver Jordan Matthews, linebacker Mychal Kendricks, defensive linemen Mike Martin and Marcus Smith, running back Wendell Smallwood, and receivers Hunter Sharp and Marcus Johnson will all be sidelined with injuries suffered during training camp....
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August 8, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
In 2012, Ryan Mathews prepared for his third NFL season by trying to determine how to stay healthy. He was a former first-round pick who topped 1,000 rushing yards and earned a Pro Bowl appearance in 2011, but the blemish to begin Mathews' career was his injury history. So he tried fixing it for his third NFL season. The result? Mathews suffered two broken collarbones that season and played only 12 games. "Sometimes it's luck of the draw," Mathews said. "I think I've done a good job this year of maintaining myself, and stuff happens.
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