Eagles

Jason Peters is heading back to left tackle for the 2020 season

Eagles

Doug Pederson had an unexpected visitor at his office door on Monday morning.

It was a future Hall of Fame left tackle saying he’s finally ready to move back to his position.

“I can actually share some news with you,” Pederson said on Monday afternoon. “Jason Peters came into my office this morning and he has decided to slide over to left tackle. This is the unselfishness, this is who he is. When we talk about guys and we talk specifically about Jason Peters, this is who he is. He sacrifices not only his body for the football team. He did an outstanding job for us at right guard.

“It was valuable experience for him to play over on the right side and get some of the interior work. As he looks at not only where we are but also where he is, he came in today and he was excited to move to left tackle."

This move to left tackle is coming without a restructured contract. But that could still be on the way. 

Peters, 38, had been playing right guard all training camp. The Eagles signed him to play that position after Brandon Brooks went down with a torn Achilles.

But after Andre Dillard tore his biceps, Peters curiously stayed at right guard. It was then reported that Peters wanted a pay bump to move from right guard to left tackle.

The Eagles put Matt Pryor at left tackle to end training and it appeared like Pryor simply wasn’t ready to play that position. Pederson said either Pryor, Nate Herbig or Jack Driscoll will take over at right guard.

 

"I was just thrilled to death when he shared the news," Pederson said. "I'm not going to get into the contract stuff. That's not my area, but I was excited that when he shared the news that he was moving over to the left side and sliding over to the left side, I was thrilled. I mean, I couldn't have been happier, not only for him but I think for our team. It just shows a sign of great leadership by him and gave him a hug and said let's go."

Peters signed a one-year contract worth $3 million to play right guard this season. He made $6 million at left tackle last season. 

The Eagles this weekend also worked out veteran offensive tackle Cordy Glenn. Pederson didn’t get into too many details but said that workout went well. Even with Peters at left tackle, the Eagles don’t have a ton of experience. They have just eight offensive linemen on their 53-man roster and adding some depth might make sense.