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 season's woe...