Pro Hogs:

Jason Peters, 39, signs with Bears

Published: Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Philadelphia Eagles' Jason Peters is seen during an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Philadelphia Eagles' Jason Peters is seen during an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

CHICAGO — The Chicago Bears have reached agreement with former Eagles and Bills veteran Jason Peters, 39, and will let him have a chance to win the left tackle spot.

“I think he’s coming in here to be the left tackle,” Bears coach Matt Nagy said. “It’s open, man. It’s competition.”

Rookie Teven Jenkins had been expected to start there but has had back issues. The team hasn’t said he’s going on injured reserve.

“It’s more about familiarity with a guy that’s played in this league for a long time,” Nagy said. “He’s been very good.”

Peters played for current Bears offensive line coach Juan Castillo in Philadelphia.

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