Eagles sign LT Jason Peters to five-year deal


The Philadelphia Eagles locked down left tackle Jason Peters with a five-year contract that will keep him in midnight green until 2018.

“There aren’t many people cut from the same cloth as Jason Peters,” said head coach Chip Kelly. “To be able to bounce back from two Achilles injuries and return to an All-Pro level speaks not only to his incredible athleticism, but proves just how hard he works at his game. Having him at left tackle provides a lot of comfort to our quarterback and to our entire offense. He’s a guy that many players look up to in our locker room.”

According to multiple reports, the deal will include $19.55 million in guaranteed money and $51.3 million overall.

The 32-year-old tackle played in 16 games in 2013 and was named to the Pro Bowl and was also included on the All-Pro team.

“Jason is everything you look for in a left tackle,” said Eagles general manager Howie Roseman. “The unique blend of size, speed and athleticism that Jason possesses is something that everyone wants in an offensive lineman. However, what really makes him unique is his desire to improve day in and day out despite the fact that he’s played at an elite level for so many years. We are truly rewarding Jason’s excellence, as he’s a guy who has made six Pro Bowl appearances and has been selected an All-Pro five times. We’re excited to be able to keep him in Philadelphia for years to come.”

Peters, a six-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro, originally joined the Eagles in 2009 via trade after five seasons with the Buffalo Bills.

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