Eagles' Jason Peters walks the field after after defeating the Dallas Cowboys 17-9 Sunday night.

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Cowboys signing OL Jason Peters to practice squad

The Dallas Cowboys plan to sign veteran offensive lineman Jason Peters to their practice squad Monday.

The widely reported move allows Peters, 40, to get into football shape.

Peters visited the Cowboys on Friday and was cleared medically.

The move is insurance should 21-year-old Tyler Smith struggle at left tackle, the position he moved to when Tyron Smith suffered a hamstring injury that will keep him out at least until December. Tyler Smith spent all of training camp competing for the job at left guard.

Peters, with 218 career NFL starts and 228 total games under his belt, could also serve as a mentor for the 2022 first-round pick at a critical position.

Peters started 15 games for the Chicago Bears in 2021 after earning nine Pro Bowl selections in 16 seasons with the Buffalo Bills (2004-08) and Philadelphia Eagles (2009-20).

Undrafted out of Arkansas in 2004, Peters won a ring with the Eagles in Super Bowl LII and was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 2010s.

The Cowboys open the season at home Sept. 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Aug 21, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears offensive tackle Jason Peters (71) looks on from the sideline during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Soldier Field. The Buffalo Bills won 41-15. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

Free agent LT Jason Peters, 40, meets with Cowboys

Free agent left tackle Jason Peters met with the Dallas Cowboys on Friday.

Owner Jerry Jones said he planned to meet with the 40-year-old veteran following Peters’ physical exams.

Earlier this week, Jones insisted he was comfortable entering the season with untested 21-year-old rookie Tyler Smith at left tackle.

Peters, with 218 career NFL starts under his belt, could serve as a mentor for the 2022 first-round pick at a critical position.

Peters could also provide needed depth with veteran starter Tyron Smith on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Peters started 15 games for the Chicago Bears in 2021 after earning nine Pro Bowl selections in 16 seasons with the Buffalo Bills (2004-08) and Philadelphia Eagles (2009-20).

Undrafted out of Arkansas in 2004, Peters has started 218 of his 228 career NFL games. He won a ring with the Eagles in Super Bowl LII and was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 2010s.

The Cowboys open the season at home Sept. 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Aug 21, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears offensive tackle Jason Peters (71) looks on from the sideline during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Soldier Field. The Buffalo Bills won 41-15. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports

At 40, LT Jason Peters wants another chance to play

Veteran left tackle Jason Peters turned 40 in January, but he isn’t ready to turn in his retirement papers.

He started 15 games for the Chicago Bears in 2021 after earning nine Pro Bowl selections in 16 seasons with the Buffalo Bills (2004-08) and Philadelphia Eagles (2009-20).

Peters said during an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio that he is staying in shape and waiting for a call.

“I just let my agent talk to those teams and he’ll hit me and let me know who’s interested and who’s not,” Peters said. “Looking for an upcoming offensive line, good team — or a playoff team. Either/or is good for me, because I can pass my torch on to some guys who are trying to get better, the younger guys, the new generation. Or if I get on a team with some vets, they already know how I rock, and we can just go into the playoffs and make a run and try to win another ring.

“But right now, either way is good for me because I can teach or I can sit back and listen and learn from other veterans who have played this game, too. So either way is good.”

Undrafted out of Arkansas in 2004, Peters has started 218 of his 228 career NFL games. He won a ring with the Eagles in Super Bowl LII and was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team for the 2010s.

“Whenever the opportunity comes, I’m going to give it one more run at it and try to get me another ring, or pass on some knowledge to these young kids, up and coming,” Peters said. “But I don’t have a time frame on when I’m going to get signed. You know, last year, it was two-and-a-half weeks into training camp. So whenever the time comes, I’ll be ready.”

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Eagles' Jason Peters walks the field after after defeating the Dallas Cowboys 17-9 Sunday night.

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Bears reach deal with veteran OT Jason Peters

The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms on a contract with offensive tackle Jason Peters, his representation announced Saturday.

Elite Loyalty Sports announced the move over social media. ESPN reported Peters will sign a one-year contract.

Peters, 39, is expected to battle rookie second-round pick Teven Jenkins for the starting left tackle job. Jenkins, however, has been nursing a back injury since the start of training camp.

“It’s about familiarity with a guy that’s played in this league for a long time and has been very good,” Bears coach Matt Nagy said Saturday, per ESPN. “We understand that he’s older. There is a history with (Bears offensive line coach Juan Castillo). Juan worked with him several years ago in Philadelphia. I was also there in Philadelphia.

“For us to bring him in, he knows there is a great competition. We are trying to do everything we can to provide protection and have a great run game. I think he’s coming in here to compete to be the starting left tackle. It’s open, man. It’s a competition.”

Peters has spent the past 12 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He rejoined the team prior to the start of the 2020 regular season after it appeared the Eagles were headed another direction.

Peters, a nine-time Pro Bowl selection at left tackle, signed to play guard following Brandon Brooks’ season-ending injury. He wound up back at tackle due to a series of injuries.

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Aug 22, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters (71) against the Baltimore Ravens at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles place LT Peters (toe) on injured reserve

The Philadelphia Eagles placed left tackle Jason Peters on injured reserve Saturday.

Coach Doug Pederson said Friday that Peters will undergo surgery on his injured toe and miss the remainder of the season.

The Eagles (3-8-1) also elevated cornerbacks Kevon Seymour and Jameson Houston and linebacker Rashad Smith from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday’s game against the visiting New Orleans Saints (10-2).

Seymour last played in an NFL game with the Carolina Panthers in 2017. Houston and Smith are undrafted rookies from Baylor and Florida Atlantic, respectively.

Peters originally landed on IR on Oct. 3 because of the injury, then returned in the Eagles’ win over Dallas on Nov. 1. He left last Sunday’s loss to Green Bay in the third quarter.

The nine-time Pro Bowl selection signed a one-year, $3 million contract in July to play right guard after starter Brandon Brooks suffered an Achilles tendon injury. He may have played his last game in an Eagles uniform.

When the Eagles lost starting left tackle Andre Dillard to a torn biceps in September, it was reported that Peters was seeking more money to return to his old position protecting then-starter Carson Wentz’s blind side. The team restructured his deal last month.

Peters, 38, is in his 16th season in the NFL and has started 203 of his 213 career games with the Buffalo Bills (2004-08) and Eagles, earning first-team All-Pro honors in 2011 and 2013.

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Sep 27, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters (71) against the Cincinnati Bengals during overtime at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles OL Peters to have toe surgery, miss rest of season

Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters will have surgery on his injured toe and miss the rest of the season, coach Doug Pederson said Friday.

Peters was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 3 because of the injury, then returned in the Eagles’ win over Dallas on Nov. 1. He left last Sunday’s loss to Green Bay in the third quarter with what was described as a foot injury.

Peters, a nine-time Pro Bowl selection, signed a one-year, $3 million contract in July to play right guard after starter Brandon Brooks suffered an Achilles tendon injury. He could have played his last game in an Eagles uniform.

When the Eagles lost starting left tackle Andre Dillard to a torn biceps muscle in September, it was reported that Peters was seeking more money to return to his old position protecting quarterback Carson Wentz’s blind side. The team restructured his deal last month.

Peters, 38, is in his 16th season in the NFL and has started 203 of his 213 career games with the Buffalo Bills (2004-08) and Eagles, earning first-team All-Pro honors in 2011 and 2013.

The Eagles (3-8-1) are set to host the New Orleans Saints (10-2) on Sunday. Quarterback Jalen Hurts will start in place of the struggling Wentz.

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Sep 27, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters (71) against the Cincinnati Bengals during overtime at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Eagles LT Peters goes on IR

Philadelphia Eagles left tackle Jason Peters will go on injured reserve because of an injured toe, NFL Network reported Saturday.

Under 2020 season rules, he must miss at least three games, meaning the 38-year-old veteran will be eligible to return on Oct. 22 for an NFC East clash against the New York Giants.

Peters, a nine-time Pro Bowl selection, signed a one-year, $3 million contract in July to play right guard after starter Brandon Brooks suffered an Achilles tendon injury.

When the Eagles lost starting left tackle Andre Dillard to a torn biceps muscle last month, it was reported that Peters was seeking more money to return to his old position protecting quarterback Carson Wentz’s blind side. The team restructured his deal last month.

Peters is in his 16th season in the NFL and has started 198 of his 208 career games with the Buffalo Bills (2004-08) and Eagles, earning first-team All-Pro honors in 2011 and 2013.

The Eagles (0-2-1) are set to play Sunday night in San Francisco against the 49ers (2-1).

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Nov 17, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters (71) prepares for the snap against the New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles, Peters restructure deal after move to LT

Jason Peters will get a hefty raise for agreeing to move back to left tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles this season.

The team announced Thursday morning that it had restructured Peters’ contract, a deal his agent said includes a $2 million signing bonus and $4 million guaranteed. It could reportedly reach $8 million in total.

The 38-year-old Peters, a nine-time Pro Bowl selection, signed a one-year, $3 million contract in July to play right guard after starter Brandon Brooks suffered an Achilles tendon injury.

When the Eagles lost starting left tackle Andre Dillard to a torn biceps muscle last month, it was reported that Peters was seeking more money to return to his old position protecting quarterback Carson Wentz’s blind side.

“Jason Peters came into my office this morning and he has decided to slide over to left tackle,” Eagles coach Doug Pederson said earlier this week of the position change. “This is the unselfishness (of Peters). This is who he is. He sacrifices his body for the football team. … I’m thrilled to death.”

Peters is generally considered a lock for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He has started 195 of his 205 career games with the Buffalo Bills (2004-08) and Eagles, earning first-team All-Pro honors in 2011 and 2013.

The Eagles open the season on the road against the Washington Football Team at FedEx Field on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

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Nov 17, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters (71) prepares to block against the New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles’ Pederson says Peters will start at LT

Jason Peters will slide back to left tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles this season, coach Doug Pederson confirmed Monday.

Pederson did not say whether Peters’ contract had been adjusted.

The 38-year-old Peters, a nine-time Pro Bowl selection, signed a one-year, $3 million contract in July to play right guard after starter Brandon Brooks suffered an Achilles tendon injury.

When the Eagles lost starting left tackle Andre Dillard to a torn biceps muscle last month, it was reported that Peters was seeking more money to return to his old position protecting quarterback Carson Wentz’s blind side.

Citing sources, the Philadelphia Inquirer said Peters “wants to be paid like a starting left tackle if he’s to assume the role for the 2020 season.” Tackles, on average, earn significantly more than guards in the NFL.

Peters is generally considered a lock for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He has started 195 of his 205 career games with the Buffalo Bills (2004-08) and Eagles, earning first-team All-Pro honors in 2011 and 2013.

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Aug 22, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters (71) walks off the field against the Baltimore Ravens at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Eagles’ Peters wants more money to play LT

If the Philadelphia Eagles want Jason Peters to move back to left tackle, it reportedly comes with a price.

The 38-year-old Peters, a nine-time Pro Bowl selection, signed a one-year $3 million contract last month to play right guard after starter Brandon Brooks suffered an Achilles tendon injury.

The Eagles lost starting left tackle Andre Dillard to a torn biceps muscle on Thursday. The 2019 first-round pick is expected to miss the entire season, leaving Philadelphia looking for a replacement to protect quarterback Carson Wentz’s blind side.

Citing sources, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Saturday that Peters “wants to be paid like a starting left tackle if he’s to assume the role for the 2020 season.” Tackles, on average, earn significantly more than guards in the NFL.

Peters’ agent, Vincent Taylor, did not respond to the newspaper’s request for comment.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said during Saturday’s video conference call with reporters that Peters is “obviously in the conversation” to replace Dillard.

“We do have some young players, Jordan Mailata, Matt Pryor. Jack Driscoll, who’s a rookie, obviously, but has been playing some tackle for us,” Pederson said.

Of those three, only Pryor has played in an NFL game. He played 79 offensive snaps in 12 games for the Eagles last season.

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