Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl LT Jason Peters had successful surgery for his ruptured right Achilles tendon on Tuesday. Even before the procedure was performed, speculation about a possible timeline for Peters’ return was rampant. Now that the surgery has taken place, there can begin to be some indication of how Peters’ timeframe for recovery. But we know he’s not going to be back for a while.
The instant that Peters’ injury was announced, we knew the Eagles had to do something to attempt to replace him. They signed King Dunlap to a one-year deal. A good move, but not the answer.
While the Birds will likely look to add some depth to the offensive line during the draft, a rookie wasn’t a desirable option. Changing the level of protection for Mike Vick against some of the best d-linemen in in the league from a 5-time Pro Bowl tackle to a rookie? Yeah, not the best idea if it can be avoided.
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