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Eagles get Peters from Bills

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by matilack, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=4077093


    Sources: Eagles have deal for PetersComment Email Print Share By Sal Paolantonio and Tim Graham
    ESPN.com

    The Philadelphia Eagles have worked out an agreement in principle to acquire Buffalo Bills left tackle Jason Peters, according to multiple sources.


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    Andy Reid talks with Scott Hanson about the Eagles' new additions and expectations for the coming season.

    For Peters, the Bills will receive a first-round pick (the 28th selection in the round), a fourth-rounder in next weekend's draft and an undisclosed pick in 2010, according to a source.

    Peters has been asked to fly to Philadelphia on Friday to meet with the Eagles, who have 12 draft choices including two first-round selections. Any trade would be contingent on Peters passing a physical, but it might also require Peters to agree to a contract extension.

    The Eagles and Peters' agent, Eugene Parker, were scheduled to open contract talks Friday.

    According to an Eagles source, the Eagles would like to have a contract in place before the trade is complete. Because of that, the Eagles might not be able to announce the trade until as late as Sunday.

    For more than a year, Peters has been in a contract stalemate with the Bills. He's made two Pro Bowls at left tackle and wants to become one of the highest-paid players at his position -- at an annual salary of possibly more than $11 million.

    Peters is scheduled to make $3.375 million for the coming season. Last year he held out of training camp, but the decision did not get him a new contract. Peters is signed through 2010 and can then become a free agent.

    A great success story for the Bills, Peters was an undrafted tight end out of Arkansas. The Bills turned him into an offensive lineman and he ended up starting 10 games by his second season. Buffalo eventually turned him into one of the best left tackles in the game.

    Sal Paolantonio covers the NFL for ESPN. Tim Graham covers the AFC East for ESPN.com. ESPN.com senior NFL writer John Clayton contributed to this report.
     
  2. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    Absolute steal if the 2010 pick is a 2nd day pick! Hell I'd have traded the 16 pick for Peters if we didn't have McNeil already holding down the LT spot, he's one of the best players in the NFL.

    If Peters were in this draft he'd be a top 10 pick, probably top 5, the Bills just got fleeced.
     
  3. sdchrger

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    The problem with Peters is his contract demands. He can play be he was holding up the Bills with unreasonable contract demands. If the Eagles can get him signed to a long term deal than it's a steal. If they can't then the Bills got the steal.
     
  4. AnteaterCharger

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    I would've made that trade frankly, Peters at RT would be outstanding
     
  5. sdchrger

    sdchrger Well-Known Member

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    You would pay him $11,000,000 a year to play Right Tackle? :lol:

    Also, what makes you think he would play RT?
     
  6. LV Bolt Fan

    LV Bolt Fan Well-Known Member

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    For 11 mill. a year, I'd play RT! :yes:
     
  7. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    somebody explain why dood should be the highest paid offensive lineman just because a converted overweight tight end makes a couple of pro bowls.

    :icon_shrug:

    11 million? FUG THAT!
     
  8. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

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    What this ultimately does is completely eliminate the chances of one of the top 5 OT's falling to us at 16. Because now the Bills have a huge hole at left tackle as well as almost every other team does.
     
  9. Buck Melanoma

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    AND it eliminates a possible partner to trade down with. :icon_sad:
     

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