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Eagles' LT Peters leads team in penalties

The good folks at Moving The Chains blog have tallied the penalties for the Eagles' 2009 season. Philly had the fourth-most penalties in the league, but 13 other teams lost more yardage. It's pretty remarkable that out of the top 10 teams in total penalties, seven of them qualified for the playoffs.

Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters led the Eagles in penalties (11) and penalty yardage (178). I was a little surprised that rookie Moise Fokou was fourth on the team in penalties with six. He has the potential to be an excellent special-teams player, but he took some silly risks at times. I think new special-teams coach Bobby April will help Fokou in that department.

And how did Stacy Andrews have time to register five penalties? At that pace, he would've raced past Peters if given enough reps. It will be interesting to see if Andrews can beat out Nick Cole at right guard next season.

Update: Peters' penalty total includes the playoff game against the Cowboys