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Which new Eagle must make an immediate impact?

Eagles LT Jason Peters
Eagles LT Jason Peters

The National Football Post posted their list of players who must make an impact for their team to be successful in 2009. A former teammate of Jason Peters, Matt Bowen, took on the NFC East and singled out Peters as the guy who needed to make the biggest impact for the Eagles.

I was a teammate of his in Buffalo, and I can attest to his athletic ability for a man his size, but he still has to prove that he can handle the pressure defenses in this defense.

There were a lot of reasons why Peters’ game slipped in ’08, but when you command the type of salary he now possess, the Eagles and the city of Philadelphia are going to expect major production. This team should be considered one of the contenders to not only win the East, but to go deep into January – but that will only happen if Peters plays at a high level and gives McNabb time to throw.

Peters is a pretty easy choice for this list. He plays a premier position at LT protecting the QB's blind side, he's making a ton of money, the team gave up a lot to get him, and he's made two straight pro bowls. The expectations for him to make an instant impact are arguably greater than any player brought in during the Andy Reid era. Well, except one maybe...

With the way the Eagles run game struggled at times last year and the fact that several of the best pass rushers in the NFL are in the NFC East... Peters absolutely does have to make a big impact for the Eagles to be successful this year.

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