Philadelphia Eagles roster watch: 4 Potential replacements for Andre Dillard

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. player. 54. . . . Jason Peters

If you were one of those Eagles fans that were opposed to Philly bringing Jason Peters back for one more run a few weeks ago, no one would have been able to look at you and say that your argument didn’t have some credence to it.

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On the one hand, it’s easy to ask yourselves if Philly’s constant team-building strategy of kicking the tires on players who are past their prime is an example of their inability to find and develop young talent. On the other, the argument can be made that, even at 38 years of age and seemingly being a step slower than he once was, Jason Peters is still better than most of the offensive linemen in the league.

What’s strange is this. Even if you were one of those people who didn’t like the move when Philly brought him back on July 17th, you kind of have to admit, it looks a lot smarter now, doesn’t it?

So here we are. Sure, ‘The Bodyguard’ saw a spike in his false start penalties in 2019, and even when he wasn’t flagged, there were times where he could have been (the refs seemed to being letting him slide a little). It appears that the old man needs to get out of his stance a little early these days, but if we’re talking about guys who can hold down the left tackle spot for this Eagles team, ‘J.P.’ could be as natural a fit as any. He has done the job for eleven seasons.

All the coaches have to do is kick him out to left tackle and let Matt Pryor take over as right guard.