NFL News : Eagles veteran willing to negotiate contract to stay with the team

Eagles veteran willing to negotiate contract to stay with the team

Sure, this 9x Pro Bowl veteran could probably find work elsewhere, but he wants to retire as an Eagle and is willing to do what it takes to end his career in Philly.

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After seven seasons with Philadelphia, offensive tackle Jason Peters wants to retire as an Eagle.

The 35-year-old from Queen City, Texas told the media today that he would even be willing to re-negotiate his contract to make that happen.

Peters had opted to skip the team's voluntary OTAs as part of his contract discussions, but reaffirmed that he is totally committed to playing for, and finishing with, the Eagles.

"I don't want to be year-to-year doubting, are they going to release me? Are they going to do this? Taking pay cuts and all that," Peters said after the first day of the minicamp. "I just want to make sure that I got the reassurance that I'm going to retire here, don't have to worry about it, show up and show out."

When pressed on what exactly he was looking for, Peters admitted that a guaranteed payday would go a long way: "Yeah, that's reassurance. You get guaranteed or you get years, I guess."

Peters confirmed that his agent is currently in discussions with Howie Roseman, Philadelphia's executive vice president of football operations, and that he would "know something soon."

The 6'4, 328-lb OT has two years left on his current, a deal with a base salary of roughly $10 million for each of the next two seasons. Peters biggest worry is probably that the Eagles would cut him, not because he couldn't play, but because they could save a ton of cap space.

He doesn't want that to be the case, and is excited for the season, predicting double digit victories.

"Ten-plus wins," Peters predicted. "I watched them today: Carson [Wentz] throwing it, receivers catching it, running backs cutting, and the offensive line, we're going to take care of our business."

Peters came over from the Buffalo Bills in a trade on April 17, 2009. The 9-time Pro Bowler has 159 starts across 169 career games, including two receiving touchdowns.

Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson is Peters' likely successor, but after a bounce pack season in 2016 after some injury worries, it doesn't look like Peters wants to be hanging up the pads yet.

And he'll do all that he can to make sure he's still an Eagle when he does.

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Source: Tim McManus - ESPN · Photo Credit: KEYSTONE PRESS