The Philadelphia Eagles may be turning the starting right guard job over to Nate Herbig full-time for the rest of 2020. Jason Peters missed practice on Thursday, one day after he was listed as a “limited” participant. His nagging toe injury — one that will require surgery after the season — may force him out for Week 14.
Herbig subbed in admirably last week when Peters had to leave the game. He played 26 snaps against the Green Bay Packers and showed no signs of rust. The second-year guard out of Stanford has outplayed Peters all year, allowing just as many sacks (2) with two less quarterback hits (0) in 331 more passing downs. He’s the future and the future starts now.
More concerning than Peters might be the absences of linebacker T.J. Edwards (hamstring) and cornerback Darius Slay (knee). Edwards missed his second straight session on Thursday while Slay has been “limited” for back-to-back practices. Neither injury was originally deemed serious but there are only three days until kickoff. Defensive end Derek Barnett (pelvis) also randomly popped up on the injury report for the first time as a “limited” participant.