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Peters Back In Action, Ready To Go

Jason Peters, the left tackle acquired from the Buffalo Bills this past April, returned to the field this morning in a rain-soaked practice on the turf at Lehigh University after sitting out four days of practice because of a quad spasm he suffered during the conditioning drills on Wednesday morning.

He spoke to afterwards about the condition of his quad, ingratiating himself into a new offensive line, and his excitement going into the season.

"It felt good to get back out there with my teammates and get some reps," Peters said. "(The Quad) is night and day (from Wednesday). It's gotten a whole lot better. From one to 10, it's about an eight, eight and a half."

Peters has been anxious to return to the practice field.

"It was frustrating watching those guys go out there and sweat and grind, get into training camp shape," Peters said. "It was real hard for me, so I've been over there with Rick (Burkholder) running and doing different exercises with him. I'm glad to be back."

But at the same time, Peters doesn't want to rush back into action recklessly.

"It's important to be smart," he said. "If you're injured, you're injured ... When I'm out there, I like to go 100 mph, and if I can't, then I don't like to be out there. I'm just going to be smart about the injury."

As for whether or not he'll practice during contact drills, Peters said he'll have to wait and see.

"I'm not sure," he said. "I'm just going to see how it feels. If it feels good, I'm going to go out there and see what I can do."

The makeover of the offensive line was one of the big storylines of the Eagles off-season, and Eagles fans are looking forward to seeing how the improvement on the line will translate into on-the-field success.

"I've been in Buffalo for five years," Peters said, "And this is the most talent I've ever been around. There's a lot of talent on this offensive line."

"You have to click as one unit. As long as we're clicking as one unit, we're helping Westbrook get his yards and Donovan (McNabb) to get his passes off ... Everybody's clicking if the offensive line is doing well."

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 11:45 a.m., August 2

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