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Eagles agree four-year deal with left tackle

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The Philadelphia Eagles have handed a four-year contract extension to talented left tackle Jason Peters, reports

The 32-year-old, who returned form a torn Achilles injury during the 2013 season, was heading into the final 12 months of his current deal at Lincoln Financial Field, but has been rewarded for his impressive form with a $41.3million renewal.

Peters was set to earn just shy of $10million in the forthcoming 2014 campaign, but according to his agent, Vincent Taylor, has now guaranteed himself a minimum $19.55million, with the potential to earn $51.3million over the next five years.

Taylor heaped praise on Eagles general manager Howie Roseman for making it possible for his client to retire in Pennsylvania, having established himself as an important first-team All-Pro tackle in the past couple of seasons.

Head coach Chip Kelly will be delighted to have secured Peters's long-term future, as he starts planning ahead for the 2014 NFL season.

"There aren't many people cut from the same cloth as Jason Peters," he said in a statement.

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