The Philadelphia Eagles made their assistant coaches available to media on Monday and one takeaway from that session is that offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland doesn’t expect starting left tackle Jason Peters to miss any time (per Jimmy Kempski).
Peters, as we know, suffered a biceps injury during the Eagles’ win over the New York Giants on Thursday night. The 36-year-old blocker had already been playing through a quadriceps injury that would “flare up” on him, as Doug Pederson described it.
Yesterday morning, NFL insider Ian Rapoport reported Peters is “expected to return and play this season” but cautioned he “could miss a week or two.” If Stoutland’s sense is any indication, Peters could be on the field for when the Eagles take on the Carolina Panthers this Sunday.
Eagles sideline reporter Howard Eskin also believes Peters is going to suit up for this week’s game.
The #Eagles came away from last weeks game w injuries. LT Jason Peters has torn bicep but think he’s going to play this week. His injury exactly same as former Eagles TE Brent Celek and Celek finished the game and played in every game that season after injury. @SportsRadioWIP— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) October 15, 2018
Injuries have clearly prevented Peters from playing like his vintage self. Through six games, he ranks 36th out of 77 tackles in PFF’s pass blocking metric. That’s still much better than Peters’ backup, Halapoulivaati Vaitai, who ranks tied for 69th.
We should get a better sense of Peters’ status once the Eagles release their official injury reports this week. The first one is scheduled to come out on Wednesday.