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NFL: Eagles, Peters agree to contract

on February 27, 2014 10:45 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jason Peters will protect the quarterback’s blind side for quite a while longer in Philadelphia.

The All-Pro left tackle agreed to a five-year contract with the Eagles. Peters was signed for 2014, and his new deal adds four years through 2018. Overall, the contract is worth about $50 million.

The 32-year-old Peters is a six-time Pro Bowl pick and two-time All-Pro. Peters missed the entire 2012 season after twice rupturing an Achilles tendon, but he returned to anchor an offensive line that helped the Eagles lead the NFL in rushing. All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy ran for a franchise-best 1,607 yards, and Pro Bowl quarterback Nick Foles had a breakout year behind Peters and Co.

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