Eagles' Jason Peters to return at current salary

The Eagles are expected to bring back Jason Peters at his current salary, according to an NFL source. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network was first with the report.

Peters had been approached early in the offseason about restructuring his contract, according to ESPN, but the Eagles' plan, as of now, is to retain the left tackle at his 2017 base salary of $10.45 million.

Peters' cap number is $11.7 million -- the highest among the Eagles -- but it is also projected to be tied for fifth among NFL left tackles, which is in line with his production. He played 97 percent of the snaps in 2016 and was voted to his ninth Pro Bowl.

There was never a concern as to whether the Eagles would bring back Peters, 35. Executive Howie Roseman said last month that the Eagles wanted him to return. Peters also made it fairly clear late last season that he had no plans to retire and wanted to be back for a 14th NFL season.

The only question was whether he would return with a restructured contract, one that gave the Eagles a little more cap space. (Peters is signed through 2018 with a $10 million base salary in the final year.) But those discussions never went very far, per the source, and in fact, the Eagles had decided to bring Peters back without a restructure before the ESPN report.

Peters also will stay at left tackle, which means that Lane Johnson, whose contract begins to esclate for his eventual switch to the other side of the line, will return at right tackle. Johnson's base salary is $7.75 million and his cap number is $9,843,750 for 2017.

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