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Chip Kelly expects Jason Peters back for minicamps

Leon Halip

Chip Kelly answered a wide range of questions yesterday as part of the NFC coaches breakfast. Perhaps the the most interesting revelation of this talk was that he expects all pro LT Jason Peters to be back when the team convenes for it's first minicamp on April 1st.

That said, Chip didn't necessarily sound he knew a ton about Peters' prognosis. When asked if he was certain that Peters would be medically cleared to participate in the camp, he said only "from what I understand."

Peters tore his achilles last spring as he was working out on his own in Texas. At that point it looked unlikely that he'd be ready to be play in 2012, but when he re-tore the achilles a few later thanks to a defective medical device... it was clear that his year was done.

So when 2013 begins he'll be nearly a year and a half removed from the injury. It's one we saw Terrell Suggs come back from in less time last year. That said, Suggs was not really the same player. But at this point Peters has had a full year of rehab and is likely going to be as healthy as he's going to get.

The Eagles get to have one pre draft minicamp because they have a new coach. It's non contact and will actually represent the first time Chip will get to talk about football with his veterans.

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