EAGLES EXTEND THE GREAT JASON PETERS THROUGH 2019!

By Jack Ryan

Eagles left tackle Jason Peters is one happy fellow today!

He was signed to a one-year extension through the 2019 season.

“It means a lot. This is reassurance that I’m going to retire here and don’t have to go year to year. It’s just another way of them reassuring that I’m going to be here,” Peters told Eagles.com after signing his deal. “I love Mr. [Jeffrey] Lurie, the whole organization, the City of Philadelphia, and the fans. It speaks volumes for them to still look at me that way, it’s nothing but love.”

“Jason is a future Hall of Famer, a great player, and leader,” Howie Roseman said. “He has been an anchor for our offensive line for many years and now we are thrilled about being able to work something out that will allow him to finish his career here in Philadelphia.”

Peters was acquired by the Eagles in a trade with the Buffalo Bills in 2009, giving up a first-round pick, a fourth-round pick, and a sixth-round pick – to obtain a franchise left tackle.

The trade has more than paid off.

Peters has been named to the Pro Bowl seven times. The only year he wasn’t selected to play in the all-star game was when he missed the 2012 campaign due to an Achilles injury. Only one Eagle, Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Chuck Bednarik, has more Pro Bowl nominations in team history.

At age 35, entering his 14th season, he is coming off another strong campaign having started all 16 games and playing 97 percent of the team’s offensive snaps.

Peters originally entered the league in 2004 with the Bills as a rookie free agent tight end. He was moved to left tackle and earned two Pro Bowl berths before coming to Philly.

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