Philadelphia Eagles OT Jason Peters to Play Against Jacksonville Jaguars

jason-petersAfter the 2011 season, Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters was in the argument for one of the best at his position in the NFL, but much to the disappointment to everyone in Philadelphia, Peters tore his Achilles tendon twice during the offseason and didn’t play a game during the 2012 season.

Peters has since recovered from his injury and has participated in training camp, but he has yet to participate in a preseason game due to a nagging hamstring injury, but the Eagles, and their fan base, got good news regarding their star tackle during Saturday’s open practice.

“Yeah I’m suiting up this week,” said Peters. “I’m going to go out there and get myself some good work against Jacksonville and get ready for Washington.”

This is great news for the Eagles, especially their quarterbacks, because the Eagles offensive line was atrocious last season, but if they can stay healthy, the Eagles offensive line could be one of the best in the league and Jason Peters will play a huge in the line’s success.
The third preseason game is the one where the starts see the most time and Saturday night’s game against the Jaguars will let the Eagles coaches know where they stand heading into Week 1 against Washington. As for Peters, Saturday will be his first action since 2012 and it will allow him to get valuable reps to get back to game speed and get acclimated with the Eagles new offensive scheme.
Peters will play a huge role in the success of the Eagles offensive line and the health of his quarterback and with him in the lineup, the Eagles offensive line has a realistic chance to be one of the best in the league.