Four Eagles were listed as questionable heading into the Eagles' 24-16 victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Of the four, only one, left tackle Jason Peters, played for the Eagles and, according to Peters, that was never a sure thing.
"I was about 70 percent right before the game and I was like, 'You know what? I'm going to go.'" Peters said. "It's a grind. It's a long season. You're going to get banged up, you just have to keep going."
Peters has been battling injuries to both his quadriceps and pectoral. The quad, he said, was the more debilitating of the two injuries.
"It pinched on me a little bit in the first quarter, but I just fought through it," Peters said. "It calmed down and I just kept pushing."
For Peters, the bye comes at a great time.
"Rest, get it treated, come back for Arizona," Peters said when asked his plans for the upcoming week.
After missing all of the 2012 season with a torn Achilles, Peters said he feels extra motivation to play every Sunday, no matter how banged up he may be.
"I'm going to be out there," he said. "If I don't have anything broke or torn, I'm out there on the field."