Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Eagles sniffing around Bills' Peters

The Buffalo News is reporting that Bills left tackle Jason Peters is nowhere close to signing a new deal and the Eagles maybe be interested in acquiring the former Pro Bowl selection.

According to the newspaper, Peters wants to be the highest paid left tackle in the league and surpass Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Jordan Gross’ $11 million annual deal.

"We've had dialogue with Jason’s representatives and we will continue to have dialogue," Bills Chief Operating Officer Russ Brandon told the News. "Obviously, Jason is a tremendous football player and we would like to have Jason as a cornerstone for many years to come.

"But it takes two to come together. We spoke to Jason at the conclusion of the season. He knows how much he means to us. Hopefully, we can make some headway here in the oncoming weeks."

Asked about reports that the Eagles, who have a pair of first-round draft picks, are targeting Peters, Brandon was coy.

"That’s another issue that is too early to discuss," Brandon said. "Our focus is on trying to come together on some kind of arrangement with Jason."

Peters hasn't reported to the Bills ' voluntary offseason conditioning program.
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