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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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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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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 3, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Despite rupturing his right Achilles tendon twice within a month last spring, Jason Peters said on Tuesday that he could have played late last season and that he anticipated playing near his all-pro form from 2011 for the Eagles this coming season. The left tackle met with reporters not long after he went through new Eagles coach Chip Kelly's first workout of the offseason. It was the first time Peters formally spoke with the media since his injury last March. He said that he knew Dec. 1, shortly after the Eagles shut him down for the season, that he was healthy enough to play.
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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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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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September 28, 2014
THE NFL FINED Eagles left tackle Jason Peters $10,000 for "unnecessarily striking an opponent in the head area after the play was over" in the game against the Redskins, the league confirmed yesterday. Washington's Chris Baker, whom Peters went after in the wake of the defensive lineman's blindside hit on Nick Foles, was fined $8,268 for grabbing an opponent's facemask. Baker was not fined for his questionable hit on Foles, a hotly debated topic in Philadelphia all week. Troy Vincent, the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, told the Washington Post on Tuesday that the hit was legal.
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September 28, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jason Peters was fined $10,000 for his involvement in the fight that followed Redskins nose tackle Chris Baker's blocking Eagles quarterback Nick Foles to the ground in Sunday's game. Peters' fine was for unnecessarily striking an opponent in the head area after the play was over, according to the NFL office. While the league ruled that Baker's hit was legal and that he would receive no further discipline, he was fined $8,268 for grabbing an opponent by the face mask. Both Peters and Baker were ejected from the game.
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September 26, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IT COMES DOWN to this: To embrace the NFL's ruling that Washington's Chris Baker "did nothing wrong" in his blindside flattening of Nick Foles on Sunday, you have to embrace the idea that Foles was trying to tackle Bashaud Breeland when Baker hit him. That was the stance taken by NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent, in one of a trio of tweets aimed at explaining his rationale yesterday afternoon. On Tuesday, Vincent told the Washington Post that Baker should not have been penalized for the hit that started a brawl and led to the ejections of Baker and Eagles tackle Jason Peters.
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September 26, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NFL's determination that Washington defensive lineman Chris Baker's hit on Nick Foles was legal left the Eagles confused on Wednesday. "I'm still under the impression you can't blindside a player, whether it's a quarterback or not a quarterback going back toward your own sideline," coach Chip Kelly said. "So I'll touch base with the league officials before we play again. That's news to me that that's a legal hit. " Former Eagles defensive back Troy Vincent, the NFL's vice president of football operations, explained on his Twitter account that a quarterback cannot be blocked at the head/neck area after change of possession, and that the contact on Sunday was not with the head or neck.
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September 26, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
WE ARE about to find out just how good Chip Kelly really is. We are about to find out if he can find a way to win without his most valuable offensive weapon. No, nothing has happened to LeSean McCoy or Nick Foles or Jason Peters. While all of them obviously are important cogs in the offense, none of them is as irreplaceable as Jason Kelce. Kelce had surgery Tuesday to repair a sports hernia. Depending on just how serious the damage, he figures to miss between five and seven games.
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