Eagles right guard Jason Peters was not at practice on Thursday afternoon, which could signal a possible offensive line change coming.
Peters, 38, was limited on Wednesday with a lingering toe injury that reportedly needs surgery after the season and he was nowhere to be found on the NovaCare practice fields during the open portion of practice on Thursday.
This comes a day after Doug Pederson hinted an offensive line chance could be coming.
Pederson on Wednesday was asked specifically about Peters and Alshon Jeffery, who was also limited in practice to start the week.
“Well, with those two guys I got to see today just how they're feeling,” Pederson said. “I know both those guys are sore and I haven't made a firm commitment yet either way. So, it could be another change, it's always a possibility. Like I said, we'll have the next guy up, we'll have them ready to go and hopefully these guys get healthy this week and can give us something in the game.”
Jeffery (calf) on Thursday was back on the practice field but Peters was not.
Might the Eagles just decide to shut Peters down for the season and effectively end his Eagles career? It doesn’t seem out of the question.
There are just four games left in the 2020 season and Peters’ long run with the Eagles is seemingly coming to an end. It might end like this.
During the open portion of practice, Nate Herbig was taking reps between Jason Kelce and Jack Driscoll at right guard. If Peters is out this week (or more), Herbig will likely be the guy to replace him.
The only other limited participant from Wednesday’s practice was Darius Slay. But Slay (knee) was back on the practice field Thursday.
Fletcher Cox (neck) missed Wednesday’s practice but returned Thursday.
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