Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Jason Peters re-signing with Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles' Jason Peters in action during an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Former Arkansas defensive lineman turned tight end Jason Peters is re-signing with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The longtime offensive lineman is signing a one-year deal that includes $3 million in guarantees and is worth up to $6 million, Schefter tweeted on Tuesday.
The plan is for Peters to play right guard — not his longtime spot at left left tackle — for the Eagles after the team lost Pro Bowl right guard Brandon Rooks to a torn Achilles.
The 38-year-old Peters hopes to play until he is 40, Schefter added.
Peters is a nine-time Pro Bowler and has been named to the All-Pro team twice. He won the Super Bowl in 2018 when Philadelphia defeated New England 41-33.
Undrafted out of Arkansas in 2004, Peters originally signed with the Razorbacks as a defensive lineman, but played the majority of his career as a tight end. He earned second-team All-SEC as a tight end as a junior in 2003 when he caught 21 passes for 218 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Peters has started 195 of 205 games played over 16 years in the NFL.
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