The Eagles would love to have Jason Peters out on the field, but the 6-foot-4, 328-pound All-Pro left tackle has been nursing a hamstring injury. Peters was sidelined for Friday's preseason opener against the New England Patriots. On Sunday, Peters was on the field for the early portion of practice but he did not take part in any team drills.
"It's day-to-day, but it's no big deal," Peters said after the open practice at Lincoln Financial Field. "I'm going to be ready for the season opener Monday night (September 9) against Washington."
Peters has not played in a game since the end of the 2011 season. He missed all of last season with an Achilles injury. Peters said that if this was a game week he would be "strapped up and ready to roll," but he has to take precautionary measures.
"I just have to be smart about it," he said. "I want to be out there, but you have to be smart about it for the preseason."
The Eagles have been bit by the injury bug at the tackle position as Dennis Kelly (low back) and Ed Wang (knee) have been out of action for an extended amount of time. First-round pick Lane Johnson missed Sunday's practice to be at the birth of his son. On Sunday, guard Todd Herremans moved out to right tackle and Allen Barbre continued to man the left tackle spot for the first-team unit.
"It's hard for them. I know it's hard for me," Peters said of the tackles missing in action.
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