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Eagles officially sign guard Jason Peters; waive tight end Alex Ellis

Jason Peters officially re-signed with the Eagles on Friday evening. To make room for him on the roster, the Eagles waived tight end Alex Ellis.

Peters returns to start at right guard after spending the past 11 seasons as the Eagles' left tackle, arguably the greatest in franchise history with seven Pro Bowl selections. The Eagles allowed Peters to test free agency this offseason, but Executive Vice President/General Manager Howie Roseman vowed that the two sides would remain in communication.

Last month, Pro Bowl guard Brandon Brooks ruptured his Achilles during a workout at the NovaCare Complex. Peters has never played right guard, but the Eagles are confident that the 38-year-old can transition with his knowledge of the scheme and the tutelage from Offensive Line Coach/Run Game Coordinator Jeff Stoutland. Plus, Peters will be sandwiched between two All-Pros in center Jason Kelce and right tackle Lane Johnson.

Andre Dillard, the 22nd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, is set to take over at left tackle. Peters can serve as a swing tackle in case of injury and Matt Pryor can come off the bench to play right guard as he did late last season.

As for Ellis, the 27-year-old bounced back and forth between the active roster and practice squad in 2019. He played in three regular-season games, all coming in the first four weeks of the year.

At tight end, the Eagles have the league's best one-two combo in Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. Ellis was in the mix for the third spot, but that battle will now be fought between Joshua Perkins and rookie free agent Noah Togiai.

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