Jason Peters Set to Return to Left Tackle?
The Eagles have started their preparations for Dallas Week. A problem that has been ongoing this entire season is the laundry list of injuries the Birds have had to endure, but there is some good news as a handful of players have made their return to the practice field. One of those players, his veteran left tackle, Jason Peters.
Doug Pederson had announced on Wednesday that Jason Peters, who had missed four games due to a toe injury as returned and will be likely ready for Sunday’s game. Pederson was unclear on whether or not he’ll be starting at left tackle once again. However, at practice, Peters was taking snaps at LT and Mailata was moved to RT
Jordan Mailata has been doing a great job during his absence and it would make no sense for them to bench him in the replacement of an injury-prone Peters. The team should be leaving Mailata at left tackle to see if he has can be relied upon to start there in years to come.
I understand that they paid Peters to make a return to his natural position, but I think it’s time for someone else who won’t constantly get hurt to play in the left tackle position. I think at 38 years old, Peters would be a better fit at the guard position. From what Carson Wentz said to the media, it looks like Peters will probably be back at left tackle.