After Peters Re-Signing, More Dominoes To Fall
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – On Wednesday, the Eagles extended Jason Peters’ contract through the 2018 season, adding about $41 million to his existing deal (included $19.5 million guaranteed). Peters was set to become a free agent after the 2014 season.
Eagles center Jason Kelce is also due to become a free agent after the 2014 season. Like Peters, The Inquirer’s, Jeff McLane, is reporting that the Eagles are also focusing on locking up Jason Kelce to a long-term deal, which could come as early as Thursday morning with a press conference in the afternoon.
Furthermore, two of the Eagles top receivers, Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin, are free agents set to hit the open market. A controversial topic over the past couples months has been, which receiver should the Eagles re-sign? However, it looks like the Eagles may be able to keep both players in midnight green.
According to CSNPhilly.com’s Geoff Mosher per a “league source familiar with the contract talks”, the Eagles will sign Riley Cooper to a four-year deal on Thursday. Also, Mosher reports that according to a “source close to the situation”, the Eagles are making progress toward re-signing Maclin.
All in all, Howie Roseman and the Eagles seem to be very busy. Free agency and the 2014 NFL season officially begin on March 11th. The 2014 NFL draft starts on May 8th.