Eagles Trade for Jason Peters: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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Published: April 19, 2009


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On Friday news broke that the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills had come to terms on a trade that would send two-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters to the Eagles in return for one of Philly’s first-round picks (28th overall), a fourth-round pick, and a second-day pick in the 2010 draft. 

When I first started hearing about this trade, my feelings were mixed.  I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about the deal. 

And so, I give you The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Jason Peters trade:

The Good.  One of the Eagles’ biggest needs was a left tackle.  They let Tre Thomas move on to Jacksonville in the offseason.  There was talk that the Eagle front office and Andy Reid would be content to move either Todd Herremans or Shawn Andrews to left tackle.  This would have left Nick Cole or Max Jeans-Gill...

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