clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Jason Peters reportedly pulled himself from Eagles-Redskins game because he didn't want to get hurt

New, comments
Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Jason Peters has been in and out of the Eagles' offensive line as he's battled through injuries all season long. The veteran left tackle got banged up once again on Philadelphia's second drive in the Eagles-Redskins game on Saturday night before returning on the next drive. But then late in the game when Washington started to pull away, Peters remained on the sideline. According to Howard Eskin, Peters pulled himself from the game.

This isn't the first time Peters has done this. He also did it in the Eagles-Buccaneers game "because [he] didn't want to hurt [himself] worse."

There was also that situation prior to the Eagles-Dolphins game where Peters reportedly refused to be kept active as a backup.

It remains to be seen if Peters will play in Philadelphia's meaningless Week 17 game against New York Giants. His future with team is also in question. Peters has a $9.3 million cap number in 2016 and can be cut for a savings of $6.3 million. Peters reportedly has a degenerative injury so it's fair to wonder how much left he's got in the tank.