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It wasn’t shocking that Jason Peters, who turned 38 years old in January, is returning to the Philadelphia Eagles, which the team announced Tuesday.
Both general manager Howie Roseman and head coach Doug Pederson have both said during the offseason that they wanted Peters back.
But Peters, who signed a one-year contract worth a guaranteed $3 million and as much as $6 million, according to an NFL Network report, isn’t returning as a left tackle, a position he has played at a Hall of Fame level for the past 14 seasons, the last 11 with the Eagles.
Rather, the Eagles announced that Peters will return as a guard, presumably replacing right guard Brandon Brooks, who tore his Achilles tendon during a workout in early June and will miss the entire season.
Peters has never played guard in the NFL or college. And he hasn’t played on the right side of the offensive…