UPDATED: The Eagles have confirmed a trade with Buffalo for left tackle Jason Peters and announced that they have signed him to a 6-year deal that will keep him with the Eagles through 2014. Terms were not immediately disclosed.
The Eagles sent the 28th overall pick and a fourth-round pick this year and a late-round pick in 2010.
“Jason Peters is the best left tackle in football,” coach Andy Reid said in a statement. “He is a powerful and athletic tackle and I have admired his play over the last few years on film. I have always believed that success in the National Football League is derived from the strong play of the offensive and defensive lines. This offseason we have added two young, top-flight offensive linemen in Jason and Stacy Andrews.”
Peters will meet the media at the NovaCare Complex at 11 a.m. Sunday.
The Eagles won’t be selecting a left tackle in the first round of the NFL draft next weekend. They got one Friday.
A club source confirmed that the Eagles have acquired Pro Bowl offensive tackle Jason Peters from the Buffalo Bills in exchange for the second of their two first-round picks (28th overall), a fourth-round pick and an undisclosed pick in next year’s draft.
According to the source, Peters is at the NovaCare Complex with his agent, Eugene Parker, working out the details of a new contract.
Peters had 2 years left on his old deal with the Bills and was scheduled to earn $3.4 million in base salary this season.
He had been trying to get a new contract with the Bills for more than a year now and held out of training camp last season. He was threatening to do the same this year if he didn’t get a new deal.
The Eagles still have 10 picks left in the draft, including their other first-round pick, the 21st overall. They are expected to focus on a running back with that pick.