The Philadelphia Eagles officially placed starting left tackle Jason Peters on the injured reserve list on Wednesday afternoon. The future Hall of Famer’s season is over after suffering both MCL and ACL injuries in the Eagles’ win over Washington on Monday night.
In a corresponding move, the Eagles officially signed former defensive tackle and current offensive tackle Taylor Hart to their 53-man roster. [More details on that here.]
It really sucks that Peters’ season (and possibly career) is over. He was playing at such a high level this year. Peters has never gotten to enjoy a playoff win. It was looking like that might change for him this season.
In addition to his on-field contributions, Peters is such a valued and well-respected member of the locker room. Just look at what Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich had to say about him on Wednesday.
Now, I'm not going to lie, Jason Peters is a rare player. I have no problem saying I've been around this game for 30 years, and I've been around some great offensive linemen, a lot of great offensive linemen. I mean no disrespect to any of them because there are a lot of great ones, but Jason Peters is the best one I've ever been around.
The Eagles have lost some key players to IR this season. Here’s a look at the full list:
OT Jason Peters
RB Darren Sproles
S Chris Maragos
K Caleb Sturgis
RB Donnel Pumphrey
CB Randall Goforth
DT Aziz Shittu
WR Dom Williams
With Peters gone, it’s expected Halapoulivaati Vaitai will replace him at left tackle. That hasn’t been officially determined yet, however.
The Eagles are still expected to make some more roster moves soon. Jordan Hicks suffered a season-ending Achilles injury and will also go on injured reserve. No word on who will take his roster spot.