Jason Peters seems to get better as he gets older.
The Philadelphia Eagles' All-Pro left tackle completed his 10th season and looked completely healed from a pair of right Achilles tendon tears. Peters, 32, was named to the Pro Bowl for the sixth time in the last seven seasons.
Pretty remarkable for a 6-foot-4, 325-pound tackle who was also playing for a new coach in Chip Kelly last season.
“The combination of both -- the Achilles injuries, and having a new offensive line coach, and a new head coach, was the toughest,” Peters told the Philadelphia Daily News. “You've got to start all over again. I was doing both. Coming off an injury and having a new head coach.”
Peters is clearly the anchor of the offensive line. Having that stability makes the whole offense more fluid.
“I think so,” Peters said. “You have a good left tackle, it makes the whole offensive line better. It makes the quarterback better. [Nick] Foles had an unbelievable year last year, and you see what happened with him. I think it starts with the offensive line.”
Peters took part in OTAs and was working like crazy to prepare for the 2014 season. One would never know he’s a 10-year veteran.
“That's what I work on: my pass protection, all the time. Working on my feet and my hands,” Peters said. “The run-blocking stuff will come. I work on that all the time. I'm just trying to refine my pass protection. As you know, it's a passing league. They get good pass-rushers every year out of the draft and they're trying to beat you.”
Peters has no plans on slowing down. He’s eyeing the Pro Bowl once again.
“If I can be a Pro Bowl player, it makes the team that much better,” Peters said. “I just want to stay at that caliber of player.”