Glazer: Eagles to acquire Jason Peters from Bills

Jason PetersAccording to a report by Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com, the Eagles have struck a deal with the Bills to acquire left tackle Jason Peters in exchange for the 28th overall pick and a fourth round pick in this year’s draft, as well as a conditional 2010 draft pick.

Even though they still own another first round pick, this move would suggest that Philly won’t make a play for Anquan Boldin now. Eagles’ GM Tom Heckert has said all along that Philly’s receiving corps is set and apparently that might not have been a smokescreen after all.

If the Eagles can sign Peters to a long-term deal, this is a great trade. They still own the 21st pick in the first round and they filled a massive need at the left tackle position, which became an issue when Tra Thomas wasn’t re-signed.

Obviously this is a nice deal for the Bills too, although now they need a left tackle. At No. 11, they could have the opportunity to land Ole Miss’s Michael Oher, or Alabama’s Andre Smith if either of them fall out of the top 10. Some pundits believe that Oklahoma State tight end Brandon Pettigrew would be Buffalo’s pick at No. 11, but that always seemed highly unlikely. If the Eagles pass on him at No. 21, the Bills might have a shot to land Pettigrew at No. 28.

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