Friday, April 17, 2009

Eagles Acquire LT Jason Peters

Jay Glazer of FOX Sports is reporting that the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills have agreed on a trade that will send Pro Bowl LT Jason Peters to Buffalo. In return the Bills receive the Eagles 1st round pick acquired originally from Carolina, #28 overall, as well as the Eagles 4th round pick, #121 overall, and a late-round pick in the 2010 draft. Peters will step in for the departed William "Tra" Thomas, who signed with Jacksonville as a free agent. With the trade for Peters and the acquisition of Stacy Andrews in free agency, the Eagles will trot out to new - and expensive - tackles in opening day.

Honestly I think the Eagles got a steal. Buffalo should have been looking for a 1st and 3rd, at least. Philadelphia offered less and the Bills jumped on it. Definitely tells me that, like Willis McGahee three seasons ago, the Bills just wanted to get rid of the player. Peters will want a new contract and to be paid as one of the top 5 tackles in the league, which he may not be.

Good luck Philly front office.

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