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The Kist & Solak Show #187!

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The Philadelphia Eagles officially brought back Jason Peters today in a move that fell much short of the expectations set recently by Brian Baldinger.

This “big news” wasn’t Jadeveon Clowney, Jamal Adams, Yannick Ngakoue, or Larry Warford, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. Is it bad, though?

The Eagles were set to enter this season with more question marks along the offensive line than they’ve had in a long time. With the season-ending injury to Brandon Brooks and the unknown of first round selection Andre Dillard, the Eagles opted to shore up what was becoming a concerning group. The best part was that it came at a discounted rate, coming in much below the previously rumored contract worth up to $10M for one year that Peters was seeking, which was similar to his contract with the Eagles last year.

Likely the starter at right guard, Peters has a chance to add to his Hall of Fame resume at a new position. If he can get through over half the season and acclimate to life inside, it’d be a big win for the Eagles, who now boast better depth after playing eight offensive lineman throughout the course of 2019.

Despite the guard designation, does this move say something about the Eagles’ confidence with Andre Dillard at left tackle? Zach Berman had more on that in his article for The Athletic...

“...this deal theoretically puts even more of an onus on Dillard to perform. It’s one thing to replace one of the best left tackles in NFL history. It’s another to do so while sitting in the same room and standing in the same huddle as Peters, who doesn’t get to return to “his spot.”... That will be worth monitoring.”

We broke this signing down further on an emergency edition of The Kist & Solak Show! Listen on the media player below or click here if the player doesn’t load. New to podcasts?! Check out our guide on how to listen and subscribe to BGN! FLY EAGLES FLY!