The Philadelphia Eagles suffered a couple of key injuries in Sunday’s win over the Green Bay Packers, and the injury to Jason Peters seems to be the most severe one. While Mychal Kendricks looks fine going forward despite not practicing for two straight sessions, Peters looks like a lock to miss this week’s game against the Washington Redskins. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane, Peters did not practice for the second straight day (Kendricks also missed practice) but at least corner Bradley Fletcher was back out there for the second straight day.
Peters is easily one of the most important players on the Eagles, because he really solidifies the team’s offensive line at the left tackle position. The season-ending injury he suffered last season has prevented the 31-year-old from continuing to play at an elite level, but Peters is still playing very well and is locked in as one of the league’s better tackles. Not only is he assured in pass protection, but he’s also an excellent run blocker. His run blocking was sorely missed by LeSean McCoy on Sunday, as he definitely had a more difficult time rushing it to the left side after Peters went down.
His first quarter injury was to his quadriceps, and it seems pretty significant. The Eagles immediately ruled Peters out of the game, and it would be a shock for him to play this week. Hopefully he isn’t out for longer, because there’s a clear drop off between Peters and Allen Barbre at the left tackle position.