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Ex-Pro Bowler Jason Peters agrees to contract with Bears

Jason Peters

The Chicago Bears are reinforcing their offensive line with one of the most accomplished and experienced players in the NFL.

Former Pro Bowl lineman Jason Peters has agreed to a contract with the Bears, according to his agent. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 39-year-old Peters is a nine-time Pro Bowler, and is widely regarded as one of the finest tackles of his generation. The veteran left tackle was a key cog on the offensive line of the Eagles’ Super Bowl championship team in 2018. He’s also renowned for his remarkable toughness.

Peters is likely an insurance policy for second-round pick Teven Jenkins, who was expected to contend for a starting tackle spot. Jenkins has yet to practice in training camp due to a back injury, which likely helped spur the team to make a move for Peters.

Jason Peters shares thoughts on why Carson Wentz failed with Eagles

Carson Wentz

Jason Peters has spent the last 12 years of his career with the Eagles, so there are few players in NFL history who are more familiar with the challenges that come along with playing in Philadelphia. The way Peters sees it, those challenges may have ultimately run Carson Wentz out of town.

During a Thursday appearance on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football,” Peters was asked why things didn’t work out for Wentz in Philly. He spoke about how difficult it is to play in a demanding city.

“Nothing really went wrong on that. He was just in Philadelphia,” Peters said, per Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. “It’s a hard city to play for. … You gotta bring it every year or Philadelphia will eat you up.”

Wentz would likely disagree. While Eagles fans called for him to be benched last year when he was struggling, he never made it seem like he felt too much pressure playing in Philly. Rather, it sounds like Wentz had significant issues with his head coach and didn’t trust the coaching staff.

There were also some unflattering reports about Wentz not being a great leader. That could be the type of thing Peters is referring to, as the media is notoriously tougher in cities like Philadelphia, New York, Boston and Chicago.

Whatever the case, Wentz wanted a fresh start. Peters has been around long enough to know how a disgruntled quarterback can make a team implode. If the QB wants out, the reasons don’t really matter.

Jason Peters to play through broken, dislocated toe

Jason Peters

Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Jason Peters has been one of the toughest players in the NFL for years, and he is going to prove that once again during Monday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks.

Peters suffered a broken and dislocated toe last week that will require surgery after the season, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. The nine-time Pro Bowler is planning to play through the injury, though he will move from tackle to guard to help him compensate for his lack of mobility.

Peters, 38, has played through significant injuries in the past. He suffered a torn biceps muscle midway through the 2018 season and was able to fight through that.

With Carson Wentz struggling, the last thing the Eagles need is to lose one of their most reliable offensive linemen. It remains to be seen how effective Peters will be, but you have to admire his willingness to play through pain even at this stage in his Hall of Fame career.

Jason Peters will play left tackle for Eagles

Jason Peters

It appears that the Philadelphia Eagles have sorted out their Jason Peters issue.

Coach Doug Pederson announced Monday that Peters will start at left tackle for the team after Andre Dillard’s season-ending injury.

Pederson added that Peters had made the decision himself and that it came as a surprise to him.

Peters has been a left tackle for his entire career, but was slated to move to guard after re-signing with the team in July. When the Dillard injury happened, he seemed like a natural replacement. It was reported that Peters wanted a contract adjustment if the team wanted him to move back to his old position, and it’s not yet clear if that happened.

Jason Peters signs one-year deal with Eagles, will move to guard

Jason Peters

Jason Peters is returning to the Philadelphia Eagles for his 12th season with the team, but the Pro Bowl offensive lineman will be moving to a new position.

Peters has agreed to a one-year deal with the Eagles that could be worth up to $6 million, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. While the 38-year-old has been a left tackle throughout his career, the plan is to move him to guard to replace the injured Brandon Brooks.

Peters was one of the best left tackles in football for years, as evidenced by his nine Pro Bowl appearances. Obviously, age and health are the biggest concerns with him. He started 13 games for the Eagles last year and played through a significant injury the year before.

As Schefter noted, Peters has said he wants to play until he’s 40. That might be a good indication that he is healthy heading into the season, and he could be a bargain for the Eagles if he’s able to stay on the field.

5 best remaining NFL free agents

Cam Newton

June is here and NFL free agency was already a few months ago, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any good players available to NFL teams looking for late offseason upgrades. Multiple Pro Bowlers are still available as free agents, whether they were cut for cap reasons or simply haven’t found the right fit or contract for their liking. Plenty of other players remain unsigned as well.

Here are the five best players still available on the NFL free agent market.

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Jason Peters still planning to play in 2020, has spoken with Eagles

Jason Peters

Jason Peters has already put together a Hall of Fame resume that includes nine Pro Bowl appearances and two All-Pro first team selections, but the star offensive lineman is not ready to call it a career.

Peters, who is currently a free agent, has been training with the intention of playing in 2020. ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Friday shared some of a workout video Peters has sent to teams.

Peters spent the last 11 seasons with the Eagles, and he has reportedly had discussions with them about returning. He sounds like he is open to playing elsewhere, however.

Obviously, age and health will be concerns for any team that is interested in Peters. He started 13 games for the Eagles last year and played through a significant injury the year before. There’s no debating that Peters is one of the best tackles to ever play, and he could provide great leadership and depth at a reasonable price if healthy.

Eagles lose two starting offensive tackles to injury in Week 8

Jason Peters

The Philadelphia Eagles suffered some significant losses early in their game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, as two starting offensive linemen were forced to leave with injuries.

Former first-round pick Lane Johnson was carted off in the first quarter with a knee injury. Then in the second quarter, nine-time Pro Bowler Jason Peters also left the game after he suffered a head injury. The Eagles announced that both players were questionable to return.

The Jaguars sacked Carson Wentz twice and hit him six times in the first half. They also forced a Wentz fumble and had an interception, so the loss of Johnson and Peters appeared to be a factor.

Peters is already playing through a significant injury this season, and Johnson has been banged up as well. Both players have been dependable starters in Philly for several seasons.

Report: Jason Peters believed to have suffered torn biceps

Jason Peters

Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters left Thursday night’s win over the New York Giants with a biceps injury, and it was apparently fairly serious.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Peters is believed to have suffered a torn biceps muscle. As bad as that sounds, the veteran is apparently optimistic he will be able to play through it.

Peters, a nine-time Pro Bowler, was having a rough game and had gotten beat by Olivier Vernon several times before exiting in the second half. It’s unclear how much the injury played a role in that, but there could obviously be some concern about effectiveness for the 36-year-old going forward.

Peters was limited to seven games last season after suffering a serious knee injury.

Eagles LT Jason Peters leaves game with biceps injury

Jason Peters

Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters left Thursday night’s win over the New York Giants after suffering a biceps injury.

Peters exited the game in the second half and was replaced by Halapoulivaati Vaitai. The Eagles declared Peters out for the remainder of the game.

The 36-year-old 9-time Pro Bowler was having a rough game prior to his injury. He was beaten by Olivier Vernon on several plays.

Peters was limited to seven games last season after suffering a serious knee injury.