Jason Peters out for season with toe injury
After leaving early against Green Bay on Sunday, Jason Peters will be out for the rest of the season with a toe injury. This injury has been bothering Peters for several weeks and put him on IR earlier this season.
Peters, 38 has been a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles for the last decade and has played 17 seasons in the NFL at left tackle. Brandon Brooks tore his Achilles this offseason and Philadelphia brought back Peters for one more season. When Andre Dillard tore his bicep in training camp he demanded a $5 million raise to move from guard back out to tackle.
With this injury and Peters turning 39 in a month, his time might be done in the NFL. Philadelphia has him on a one year contract and with Andre Dillard, Brandon Brooks, and Lane Johnson returning next season there is no reason to bring him back. The Hall of Famer very well might’ve played his last snap in the NFL.
This season has been a career worst for Jason. He has looked absolutely horrible for Philadelphia in every start and is the main reason for the sack issues with the offensive line. Jordan Mailata looked fantastic when he replaced Peters earlier this season and when he moved back out to left tackle a few weeks ago. Young guard Nate Herbig also has impressed when he replaced Peters at right guard.
Philadelphia will look to give all of their young talent a chance to shine these final four games with their playoff chances slipping away. Jalen Hurts will get a chance to show off at quarterback and Jalen Reagor has had more involvement in the offense with every week. Now, Nate Herbig and Jordan Mailata can show what is stored in the future of the Eagles’ offensive line.
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