The Philadelphia Eagles figure to benefit as much as any NFL team from players returning after missing extended time with injuries in 2012. Among the most important of those players is left tackle Jason Peters, who insists he's been 100 percent recovered from Achilles tendon surgery since January.
Peters is so confident in his status as the league's No. 1 offensive lineman that he's willing to walk away from the game if he doesn't recapture his pre-injury form this season.
"The injury didn't set me back at all. I'm out there, and I am going to play just like I have been playing," Peters said, via the Delaware County Daily Times. "If not, I'll just hang the helmet up."
Arguably the best left tackle in the NFL prior to the injury, Peters has teammates and beat writers testifying that he hasn't lost a step.
"It looks like he has never been through an Achilles injury to me," left guard Evan Mathis said. "He was at his true form. If you know football at all, you would see that yourself. He looks great. He looks phenomenal."
With Peters, right guard Todd Herremans and center Jason Kelce returning from injury to join first-round draft pick Lane Johnson, a right tackle, NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes the Eagles now possess the most athletic offensive line in the league.
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