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Long-serving Eagles tackle Jason Peters to hit free agency

By Sports Desk March 05, 2020

Nine-time Pro Bowler Jason Peters will be allowed to enter free agency later this month, the Philadelphia Eagles have confirmed.

The 38-year-old tackle will be out of contract when the new NFL year begins on March 18 and, rather than work out a long-term deal before that deadline or place their franchise tag on Peters, Philadelphia have confirmed he will instead test the market.

Peters, who began his career with the Buffalo Bills, has spent the past 11 years as an Eagle and was part of the team that won Super Bowl LII two years ago.

"The Philadelphia Eagles and Jason Peters have mutually agreed that Peters will enter the free agent market when the new league year begins on March 18," the Eagles said.

"We are appreciative of everything Jason has contributed to the organisation over the last 11 seasons in Philadelphia, including building a first-ballot Hall of Fame career and helping us win our first Super Bowl championship.

"Jason has been an incredible leader and person both on and off the field. We will remain in communication as each side continues to evaluate its options in free agency."

Peters started 13 games on the Eagles' offensive line last season, though it was thought the franchise drafted his long-term replacement in 2019 when they selected left tackle Andre Dillard with the 22nd overall pick.

 

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