The Buffalo Bills had hoped to work out a new deal with two-time Pro Bowl LT Jason Peters. Evidently, they didn’t believe it could happen.
According to Philadelphia television station WPVI, the Eagles acquired Peters from the Bills for a first-round pick (28th overall) and a fourth-round pick in next week’s draft, plus a future selection.
Peters held out last season in hopes of landing a new deal and didn’t report to the Bills until one day before their season opener. He still started 13 games and made his second Pro Bowl, but he repeatedly complained about the lack of a new contract.
The Eagles needed a left tackle after 11-year NFL veteran Tra Thomas left for the Jacksonville Jaguars in free agency.
For more on this reported trade, check out Gil Brandt‘s NFL.com chat, which was taking place as the Peters news broke.