Seahawks To Sign T Jason Peters

12:27pm: The Peters visit has produced a deal, as noted by his agent. Rapoport’s colleague Mike Garafolo notes, to no surprise, that the two-time All-Pro will indeed start out on the practice squad. Depending on the severity of the Cross and Lucas injuries, though, Peters could find himself on the active roster before long.

9:24am: Jason Peters‘ bid to continue his NFL career may see him suiting up in Seattle soon. The veteran tackle is set to visit the Seahawks today, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

The news comes as Seattle may be shorthanded on the blindside for the time being. Rapoport notes that 2022 first-rounder Charles Cross is currently week-to-week with a turf toe injury. When speaking to the media on Monday, head coach Pete Carroll indicated (via ESPN’s Brady Henderson) that Cross is day-to-day, as is starting right tackle Abraham Lucas. In any case, a Peters addition would provide depth at both positions.

The 41-year-old indicated last month that he hopes to find a landing spot in 2023 and suit up for a 19th NFL season. Peters spent last year with the Cowboys as a fill-in option following the injury to Tyron Smith. He wound up seeing time at left and right tackle, as well as left guard while Dallas worked through a number of different O-line combinations. The team is heathier up front now, making it no surprise Peters remains on the open market.

The 2010s All-Decade member was recently mentioned as a potential Bills addition, with Buffalo dealing with a number of injuries up front. Peters is still unsigned as of now, though Rapoport adds a plan is in place for the Seahawks to add him to the practice squad and quickly elevate him to the active roster. Presuming today’s visit goes well, then, a deal could be finalized in short order.

Peters earned a 70.3 PFF grade in his limited Cowboys action last year, a far cry from his Eagles-era evaluations. Still, he could represent an experienced stop-gap if either Cross or Lucas were to miss time. Improved play up front will be needed for the Seahawks to rebound from their poor Week 1 showing on offense, and their pair of 2022 draftees at the tackle spots will play a large role in that effort when on the field. A Peters addition would, however, add notable depth to the team’s O-line and allow the nine-time Pro Bowler the opportunity to suit up for a fifth career team.

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