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Doug Pederson On Jason Peters: 'He'll Be Ready To Go'

Doug Pederson told reporters in his press conference Wednesday morning that left tackle Jason Peters will practice today and play through his biceps injury.

Peters suffered the biceps injury during last week's game against the New York Giants. Pederson previously said that more tests were needed and while not disclosing the injury, the further tests were positive.

"There's something there," Pederson said. "He definitely can play so there's no concern about injuring him any further or anything like that. But all the confidence in the world in him and he'll be ready to go."

Pederson echoed what offensive line coach/run game coordinator Jeff Stoutland said Tuesday. He told reporters he did not expect Peters to miss any playing time.

"He's the best football player I've ever seen in person," said guard Isaac Seumalo. "(Playing through the injury) shows how much he loves this game because that guy puts in more than just about anybody in terms of on and the field and off the field."

Peters has battled through other injuries this season. He was questionable going into Week 3 against the Colts with a quad injury that also limited him in practice going into Week 5 against the Vikings. This comes after he missed most of last season with a torn ACL. Pederson said there's no reason to rest Peters for precautionary purposes.

"No. There's really no need to," Pederson said. "We have all the confidence in the world in Jason. He works his tail off each week, gets himself prepared and ready to go, and we're very comfortable with him playing."

Peters was limited in practice on Wendesday with his biceps injury. Defensive end Derek Barnett (shoulder), defensive tackle Haloti Nagata (calf) and quarterback Carson Wentz (back) were also limited.

Linebacker D.J. Alexander (quad), cornerback Rasul Douglas (not injury related), linebacker Nathan Gerry (ankle, knee), safety Corey Graham (hamstring), right tackle Lane Johnson (ankle), cornerback Sidney Jones (hamstring), and running back Darren Sproles (hamstring) all did not participate in Wednesday's practice.

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