Fans of the Buffalo Bills remember Jason Peters as the man who caught JP Losman's first touchdown pass, and the guy who held out for a new contract, which eventually lead to his trade to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Fans of the Eagles now know Peters as an elite offensive tackle, who has caught a bit of the injury bug. Peters had surgery on his Achilles tendon in January and he has vowed that if his performance isn't what it had been in before his injury, he will retire.
"The injury didn't set me back at all. I'm out there, and I am going to play just like I have been playing," Peters said, via the Delaware County Daily Times, most recently reported by NFL.com. "If not, I'll just hang the helmet up."
Peters has become one of the best tackles in the NFL since the Bills traded him to Philadelphia after the messy holdout, and Buffalo fans would likely enjoy seeing him stumble out of the gates this season. However, his current teammates expect Peters to be at the top of his game.
"It looks like he has never been through an Achilles injury to me," left guard Evan Mathis told NFL.com. "He was at his true form. If you know football at all, you would see that yourself. He looks great. He looks phenomenal."
Having Peters back to his full capacity is exactly what the Eagles need. They had a terrible time blocking for Michael Vick and were the victims of much criticism by NFL experts. Buffalo, on the other hand, is dealing with yet another departed lineman, as Andy Levitre signed with the Tennessee Titans after becoming an unrestricted free agent this offseason.Tags: Achilles, Buffalo, Buffalo Bills, Football, injury, Jason Peters, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles