Jason Peters: “I’m Going To Play” Sunday
Speaking after practice Thursday afternoon, Jason Peters told reporters that he is “going to play” this Sunday against the Saints.
Peters said he isn’t concerned about potentially re-injuring, saying, “I am who I am.”
Peters returned to practice after missing Tuesday and Wednesday because of a quad injury.
Chip Kelly said that his starting left tackle would “try to do some things” in practice Thursday, and Peters had his pads and a helmet on as the players warmed up.
Kelly also said that Lane Johnson would participate in practice for a second straight day. Johnson, who suffered an MCL sprain and an ankle injury in the Eagles’ Week 4 loss to Washington, said Tuesday he will play against the Saints on Sunday.
As far as the configuration of that offensive line is concerned, Kelly said he still doesn’t know who will start where come Sunday afternoon.
One plan that was floated in his press conference Wednesday was starting Johnson at left tackle in Peters’ place if the veteran Peters can’t suit up, but Kelly seemed to back away from that ever so slightly Thursday.
“We’ll see,” Kelly said, when asked if Johnson would see practice time at left tackle. “It’s tough to put a lot on his plate, if he starts to do things and he says he doesn’t feel right. So we’ll monitor that as we go.”
Kelly said left guard Allen Barbre was expected to be a full participant in practice for the second straight day.
Only Kiko Alonso (knee), Mychal Kendricks (hamstring), and Brandon Bair (groin) remained sidelined Thursday as Byron Maxwell also made his return to practice, at least in a limited capacity.