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In the hunt to replace injured Pro-Bowl tackle Jason Peters, the Philadelphia Eagles are wasting no time.
On Saturday evening, the team hosted free agent tackle Demetrius Bell, formerly of the Buffalo Bills. Per the Inquirer and CSNPhilly, Bell stayed overnight in Philadelphia and will have more meetings with the team on Sunday, often a good sign in these visits. The 27-year old tackle has garnered has also paid visits to Pittsburgh and Green Bay in recent days.
Bell has a history of injuries, playing in only 30 games in 3 seasons in Buffalo. Though he has paid visits to other teams, the fact that he is still on the market means that he will be eager to sign a deal with whoever offers first, meaning that the Eagles are in good bargaining position. The team can secure Bell, if they so choose, then figure out the other additions and adjustments they need to make to secure and add depth to the offensive line via additional free agency moves and the draft.
In addition to Bell’s visit, ...
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In the hunt for a replacement for injured Pro Bowl LT Jason Peters, who will have surgery for a ruptured Achilles tomorrow, the Philadelphia Eagles are still without a solution.
After a weekend stay in Philadelphia, free agent tackle Demetrius Bell left the city without a deal with the Eagles, per CSNPhilly. Bell has also visited the Cardinals, Steelers, Packers and Redskins.
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...
The Philadelphia Eagles are looking into two potential replacements for Jason Peters: left tackles Marcus McNeill and Demetrius Bell. Both are still available on the free agent market mostly because they have injury concerns as well.
The more heralded of the two, Marcus McNeill, appears to have the more serious injury concern. He was a long history of injuries and was diagnosed...
Free agent tackle will probably be too expensive for Packers
The Packers may still be interested in Demetrius Bell, but signing him will be next to impossible. That’s because the Eagles are now in the market for a left tackle to replace Jason Peters (torn Achilles) and they have zeroed in on the talented former Bill. In fact, the four-year veteran from Northwestern State (La.)...
It has been confirmed that left tackle Jason Peters did in fact suffer a ruptured Achilles during a workout, according to Geoff Mosher of the Wilmington News Journal.
This is a tough blow for the Eagles, as Peters is widely regarded as the best left tackle in the NFL, and quarterback Michael Vick will be more vulnerable to hits from the blind side if the NFC East club...
What was one of the few areas of the Eagles you felt pretty confident about going into the 2012 season? The strength and stability of the offensive line for the first time in ages?
Yeah, me too. Todd Herremans given a longer deal. Evan Mathis re-signed. Jason Kelce returning after a good rookie campaign. And of course, Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters. The best offensive lineman...
As the Lord of Logic has reminded us, we must keep perspective on the loss of All-Pro LT Jason Peters for the 2012 season... Our very own Brizer has cautioned us repeatedly to "expect the unexpected", and that the real test of a winning football program in the NFL is its ability to adapt to unforeseen change...So now the Eagles are put to the test of natural selection...