The Eagles have signed tackle Jason Peters to a one-year contract for the 2019 season. The Eagles did hold a team option on Peters for the 2019 season, but this is a new deal that will create some cap savings for the Eagles. Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the deal is worth up to $10MM and includes $5.5MM guaranteed.
Peters, 37, has been with the Eagles for the last ten seasons, starting in every one of his games. He lost more than half of the 2017 season to injury, but he came back strong last year to start in all 16 contests. Peters has lost a step in his old age, but he still graded out as the No. 38 ranked tackle in the NFL last year, according to Pro Football Focus. in years past, the advanced metrics portrayed him as an elite protector.
The Eagles are already busy on this free agent week, having just signed defensive tackle Malik Jackson. They also moved defensive lineman Michael Bennett to the Patriots, giving them some additional flexibility.
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