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April 17, 2009

Jason Peters

Jason Peters has been looking for a move for  some time and it looks like he's finally got it:

As rumors about a possible trade for Anquan Boldin continue to swirl around Philadelphia, the Eagles appear to be closing in on a deal that would shape up their offensive line. According to several sources, the Eagles appear close to acquiring Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters from the Buffalo Bills, likely for one of their first round picks. Peters has been looking for a bigger contract from the Bills but has been unable to get the deal he wants so Buffalo has been shopping him around the league. While he is under contract through 2010, the Eagles would still likely want to sign Peters to an extension if they acquire him.

The ins and outs of pro football contract negotiations are beyond the ken of mere mortal man but it does look like this is an acceptable deal:

The Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly agreed to send two draft picks to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for offensive tackle Jason Peters on Friday.

According to a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Bills will get the 28th overall pick and a fourth-round selection in this year's draft in exchange for the 340-pound tackle. Though he has passed a physical, the trade will not be completed until the Eagles negotiate a new contract with Peters' agent.

Peters, who has two years remaining on his existing deal worth $3.8 million in 2009 and $3.4 million in 2010, has appeared in 65 games -- including 55 starts -- for the Bills over parts of the past five seasons with Buffalo.

Those draft picks and that salary don't seem too high for such a game changing player.

Good luck to Jason Peters in his new berth, eh?

April 17, 2009 in Sports | Permalink


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