April 3, 2013 |
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.
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.
March 10, 2016 |
THE MORE you listen to the Eagles talk, the more it seems as if Jason Peters might be the most important player on the team. At the very least, he's the most important player who wears normal-sized sleeves. That could change in a hurry, of course, because that's how it goes during the maddest month of the NFL schedule. We began the week wondering whether the $18 million in salary-cap space that we thought the Eagles had would be enough to address cornerback, safety, and the offensive line.
June 16, 2015 |
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.
April 4, 2013 |
TWO YEARS AGO, before he ruptured his right Achilles' tendon twice in a 7-week period, Jason Peters was the best left tackle in the NFL. You can debate who might've been the best quarterback or the best running back or best wide receiver or the best pass-rusher in the league in 2011. But there's no debate about who was the best left tackle. There was Peters and then there was everybody else. He was that good. An athletic freak with running-back feet inside a massive 6-4, 340-pound body.
July 30, 2016 |
For Jason Peters, it's good that the new boss is the same as the old boss - or, that is, the older boss. The Eagles tackle, after Chip Kelly was fired last December, said that he wanted the replacement to be in the mold of Kelly's predecessor, Andy Reid. Peters got his wish. The Eagles hired Doug Pederson. But they also hired a coach who is, in many ways, the polar opposite of Kelly. And that appeared to be as much of Peters' motivation for wanting a Reid clone as was re-creating the four prior years (record: 33-31)
December 18, 2011 |
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.
December 24, 2015 |
AS EXPECTED, defensive lineman Fletcher Cox was named to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday, the first such honor in Cox's four-year Eagles career. Darren Sproles made it for the second year in a row as a returner, and left tackle Jason Peters was tabbed for the eighth time, his sixth as an Eagle. A source with knowledge of the situation said safety Malcolm Jenkins, center Jason Kelce and special teams ace Chris Maragos will be alternates. "It feels great. It feels really great," Cox said in quotes released by the team.
June 6, 2012 |
IF THE EAGLES lost Michael Vick to injury in the offseason, the alarm would be deafening. The fringy residents of Eagle Nation would hyperventilate if LeSean McCoy tore a chest muscle lifting weights. If DeSean Jackson's right knee buckled at the beach, or if Trent Cole dislocated his shoulder falling out of a tree stand, or if those Pamplonan bulls outrun Jason Babin, the Bleeding Green might slit their wrists. There should be at least as much anxiety surrounding the absence of Jason Peters.
May 30, 2013 |
Jason Peters was absent from Tuesday's organized team activity and hasn't attended the voluntary workouts since the first OTAs were held from May 13 to 15. OTAs are voluntary, but Eagles coach Chip Kelly said that he knew of Peters' whereabouts and that his absence wasn't injury-related. The all-pro left tackle is returning from a ruptured Achilles tendon that caused him to miss last season. "We know where he is, and we know what's going on," Kelly said. Asked whether Peters would be in attendance for the rest of this week's OTAs or for next week's mandatory three-day minicamp, Kelly said, "I expect him here shortly.