The Eagles signed All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters to a five-year contract extension through 2018.
Peters, who turned 32 in January, was entering the final year of a deal that would have paid him $9.65 million this season. The new deal is for five years, $51.3 million with $19.55 million guaranteed, The Inquirer's Jeff McLane confirmed. It locks him up through his age 36 season.
Peters, who has been with the Eagles since 2009, missed all of 2012 with a twice-ruptured Achilles tendon. He returned to Pro Bowl-form under Chip Kelly this season, proving to be a key part of one of the NFL's top offenses.
There aren’t many people cut from the same cloth as Jason Peters,” Eagles coach Chip Kelly said in a statement. “To be able to bounce back from two Achilles injuries and return to an All-Pro level speaks not only to his incredible athleticism, but proves just how hard he works at his game. Having him at left tackle provides a lot of comfort to our quarterback and to our entire offense. He’s a guy that many players look up to in our locker room.”