Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Eagles owner "empathizes" with Jason Peters

Jeffrey Lurie energized at Eagles playground build.
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie wouldn't share why left offensive tackle Jason Peters hasn't participated in two weeks of Organized Team Activities.

But Lurie indicated during the Eagles' 17th playground build, this one at 28th and Cecil B. Moore in North Philly that Peters isn't in the dog house.

"Jason’s great," Lurie said. "Jason really is in great shape. He’s got his own personal reasons why he can’t be here. And I actually empathize with him."

Though the OTAs are voluntary, Peters' absence in the wake of the change in Eagles head coaches was surprising. Some wondered if he was upset the Eagles slashed his salary in half last year after he sustained a non-football injury, a torn Achilles' tendon.

Though Peters felt he could have gotten back on the field last year, his rehab ahead of schedule the Eagles eventually put him on injured reserve.

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