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New yr, identical state of affairs for the Philadelphia Eagles — Jason Peters is again at left sort out. Eagles’ head coach Doug Pederson introduced Monday that Peters will return to the left sort out spot after spending all of coaching camp at proper guard, a transfer that immediately makes Carson Wentz’s blindside higher. 

“Jason Peters got here into my workplace this morning and he has determined to slip over to left sort out,” Pederson mentioned in a convention name Monday. “That is the unselfishness. That is who he’s. After we speak particularly about Jason Peters, that is who he’s. He sacrifices his physique for the soccer crew. He did an impressive job for us at proper guard, it was a useful expertise for him to play over there. 

“As he seems to be at not solely the place we’re, however the place he’s — he got here in right now and he was excited to maneuver to left sort out. I am thrilled to loss of life.” 

Peters returned to the Eagles in July to exchange the injured Brandon Brooks at proper guard, however the crew’s plans modified when Andre Dillard was misplaced for the season with a torn bicep. The Eagles initially mentioned Peters wouldn’t transfer again to left sort out as he reportedly opted to remain at proper guard, except he acquired a elevate, however that did not come to fruition with six days remaining till the Eagles’ season opener. 

“JP is snug there, however we acquired to get him caught again up with the terminology, working with (left guard) Isaac (Seumalo) once more and all that,” Pederson mentioned. “This transfer actually sorts of solidifies that left aspect for us and actually places us in a greater place shifting ahead.” 

Pederson mentioned Matt Pryor, Nate Herbig, and Jack Driscoll are all candidates for the beginning proper guard spot now that Peters has vacated the place. Pryor has probably the most expertise of the three, having began the NFC wild-card loss to the Seattle Seahawks final season rather than Brooks (out with a season-ending shoulder damage). The 2018 sixth-round choose has performed 79 common season snaps in his profession. Herbig, an undrafted free agent in 2019 out of Stanford, has performed simply three common season snaps within the league. Driscoll, a 2020 fourth-round pick of Auburn, had a formidable coaching camp enjoying proper guard and proper sort out. If Driscoll would not earn the job, he’ll be the sixth offensive lineman on the Eagles. 

Peters had the fourth-best move blocking grade amongst left tackles (per Professional Soccer Focus) at 37 years previous final season. For the twelfth consecutive yr, the Eagles may have their stalwart at left sort out — a transfer Peters actually did not need to make this time. 

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