By Peter Gleason

The clock is ticking on NFL free agency, although quite a bit slower because of the pandemic pause.

So, how about former Eagles star back Shady McCoy and legendary left tackle Jason Peters?

Most observers believe Shady is headed back to Philly for one year at about $1 million per.

Shady should be even more affordable than Devonta Freeman after even old pal Andy Reid opted not to utilize him in the Super Bowl, and common sense says he’ll strongly consider a discount to return to Philly, which he’s publicly called his true NFL home for years.

The Eagles don’t really need him, with Miles Sanders set in stone as the lead back, but owner Jeffrey Lurie has long been a McCoy advocate, and Doug Pederson worked with him before. Howie Roseman also a.) has a penchant for nostalgic moves, and b.) is very clearly interested in veteran insurance at the position. The reunion continues to appear more inevitable.

Peters has apparently been on the Eagles’ speed dial and still prefers to return to Philly, but Doug Pederson has also declared Andre Dillard ready to take over at left tackle.

Peters is also looking for a guaranteed starting spot, and the clearest route to that lies in Denver, where Garett Bolles has struggled since the Broncos made him a first-round pick in 2017.

John Elway made it a priority this offseason to build around Drew Lock, and even with his injury history, Peters represents a major upgrade on Lock’s blind side. Intent on playing into his 40s, Peters would also be betting on the chance to be a contender’s LT as Lock grows.

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