Peters to Philly seems unlikely

April, 12, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Since the Eagles have plenty of wiggle room with the salary cap and a bevy of draft picks, fans are wondering when (or if) the club will make a move for a wide receiver or an offensive tackle. Much of the focus has been at receiver, but Bills Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters' name keeps coming up.

On Friday, AFC East blogger Tim Graham reported that a potential Peters trade seems unlikely at this point. Graham thinks the Peters issue is more important than anything T.O. and Marshawn Lynch have to offer this offseason. He also quotes an AFC general manager questioning Peters' work ethic.

"Once you give him the money, I'm not so sure he plays up to it," said the general manager.

The Eagles and Bills haven't had preliminary talks about a Peters trade. Graham says the jumping off point for the Bills would be a first-and a third-round pick. I don't think the Bills want to deal with Peters anymore, so it behooves the Eagles to at least explore trade possibilities. You line Peters up at left tackle next to guard Todd Herremans -- and you'd be in business.

Peters thinks of himself as the best left tackle in the league. But from what I'm hearing, the Eagles don't share that opinion. That's why I'd be surprised if something gets done in the next couple of weeks.

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