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.
–Field Level Media