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The Philadelphia Eagles' season of redemption hit a bump in the road Friday, when the team learned starting left tackle Jason Peters ruptured his Achilles tendon.
Peters suffered the injury to his right leg Tuesday while training in Texas. Surgery will be required to fix the tendon; the procedure is scheduled for April 2. An injury of this sort typically takes nine to 12 months to heal.
This injury is a major blow to the Eagles' offense. Peters has been a staple on the offensive line, having been voted to the Pro Bowl in each of the past five seasons.
Peters, who was not selected in the 2004 NFL Draft, started 14 games for the Eagles last season. Peters is likely to be replaced by King Dunlap, who was re-signed Friday to a one-year deal.
The Eagles also could pick up an offensive tackle in April's draft. The Eagles own three picks in the first 51 spots and hold the 15th overall pick. It has been projected that the Eagles would draft an inside linebacker to cure last ...
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PHILADELPHIA- The Eagles will almost defeinetly now draft for the offensive line during the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Players View just received the following statement from the team.
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Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Friday that starting left tackle Jason Peters ruptured the Achilles tendon in his right leg.
The injury occurred while Peters was training on Tuesday in Texas.
Surgery to repair the tendon is scheduled for April 2.
Peters, a five-time Pro Bowl selection and four-time All-Pro choice, has started 42 games...
Jason Peters, the five-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle for the Philadelphia Eagles, will undergo surgery Tuesday after rupturing the Achilles tendon in his right leg while working out in Texas.
Peters, 30, suffered the injury March 27, the team said in a statement.
The Eagles acquired Peters in a trade with Buffalo for three draft picks before the 2009 draft. He has been named to...
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