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Sunday
Sep212014

Eagles Defeat Redskins in 37-34 Shootout

Rich Shultz/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA, PA.) -- The Philadelphia Eagles moved to 3-0 with a 37-34 win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles tossed three touchdowns, including two to rookie wide receiver Jordan Matthews.

The game was full of hard hits, injuries and even a brawl as the teams battled back and forth. 

Washington receiver DeSean Jackson, a former Eagle, drew significant attention as he was a frequent target of Philadelphia defenders. Eagles running back LeSean McCoy briefly left the game after a stunning hit by Washington defensive back David Amerson.

Redskins defensive back DeAngelo Hall said after the game he believes he suffered a torn Achilles.

After an interception by Washington cornerback Bahaud Breeland (that was later overturned), Foles took a strong hit from Chris Baker.  Foles laid on the ground for several minutes as his teammates, including tackle Jason Peters, came to his defense and a brawl ensued on the Redskins sideline.  Several punches were thrown; both Baker and Peters were ejected. 


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Wednesday
Feb262014

Eagles Reward Tackle Jason Peters with Five-Year Contract

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- One year ago, Philadelphia Eagles tackle Jason Peters' career was in jeopardy after suffering an Achilles injury. After a stellar comeback season, Peters has agreed on a new five-year deal with the Eagles.

"Jason is everything you look for in a left tackle," Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said. "The unique blend of size, speed and athleticism that Jason possesses is something that everybody wants in an offensive lineman. However, what makes him really 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."

Peters was already under contract for the 2014 season, but his new deal will run through the 2018 season, and will pay him $51.3 million with $19.55 million guaranteed.

The 32-year-old Peters missed the entire 2012 season after injuring his Achilles in the offseason, causing many to wonder if he would ever regain his All-Pro form. Peters wound up making the Pro-Bowl in 2013, and finished second in the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year Award.

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Tuesday
May152012

Eagles' Tackle Jason Peters Re-Tears Achilles After Home Accident

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Any hope that the Philadelphia Eagles had of All-Pro tackle Jason Peters returning sometime during the 2012 season is likely out of question. Already recovering from surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon suffered at the end of March, Peters re-injured his Achilles after an accident at his home

According to CSNPhilly.com's Derrick Gunn, Peters was getting around on a device called a Roll-A-Bout. The device malfunctioned and broke while Peters was maneuvering around in his kitchen, causing Peters to fall on his face and caused a re-rupturing of the injury.

He needed a second surgery, and delayed his recovery time three weeks. Peters, who weighs 340 pounds, is going to sue to manufacturer of the device. Back on March 27, Peters originally suffered the injury while working out near his Texas home. To replace Peters, the Eagles signed veteran tackle Demetress Bell.

A five-time Pro Bowler, Peters had spent the past three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and established himself as one of the best offensive lineman in the NFL.

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Wednesday
Apr042012

Philadelphia Eagles Sign Offensive Tackle Demetress Bell

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia Eagles signed free agent offensive tackle Demetress Bell to a five-year contract Wednesday to replace the injured Jason Peters. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

The 27-year-old Bell was originally drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL draft out of Northwestern State. He started 30 games in four seasons with the Bills.

“Demetress was one of the top free agent offensive lineman available this year and we are happy to be able to add him to our squad,” Eagles head coach Andy Reid said in a statement. “We had a chance to meet him over the weekend and study him extensively on tape and we came away quite impressed with what we saw and heard. He’s a great athlete.”

In an ironic twist, Bell became a starter in Buffalo when the Bills dealt Peters to the Eagles in 2009.

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Saturday
Mar312012

Eagles' Tackle Jason Peters Suffers Ruptured Achilles

NFL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Even though the NFL offseason is barely underway, the Philadelphia Eagles are already dealing with a devastating injury to one of the their best players. All-Pro tackle Jason Peters has suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon in his right leg while working out in Texas.

The 30-year old Peters has made five straight Pro Bowls, including an All-Pro selection this past season. He helped anchor an offensive line that saw running back LeSean McCoy finish fourth in the NFL in rushing, and also helped the Eagles finish fourth in the NFL in total offense.

"We all know how much Jason loves to play the game and how much he was looking forward to the start of the 2012 season," Eagles head coach Andy Reid said. "Jason is one of the best, if not the best, offensive tackles in the NFL. We don't know when he will return to the field and we will not speculate on a timeline. We are just going to let the surgical process and the rehabilitation process play itself out."

The Eagles' options in free agency to replace Peters are slim. There are reports that the team has been in touch with the agents of former Chargers tackle Marcus McNeil and former Bills tackle Demetrius Bell.

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