Looks like free agent left tackle Demetrius Bell (formerly of the Buffalo Bills) has the inside track on the assignment... Bell is in town to talk with the Eagles.
Demetrius Bell...6-5, 307, 4th year out of Northwestern State...Bell is believed to be the son of NBA great Karl Malone, who is from the same town in Louisiana as Bell's mother Gloria.
Bell has solid athleticism and footwork, but also enough inconsistency to make you wonder if he really is the short-term answer to filling in for Peters. The comforting thought here is line coach Howard Mudd would love to work with Bell. A lot of good could come from that partnership.
Bell was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. The Bills were encouraged by his raw skills, but saw him as a longer-term project, given his inexperience in having played organized football for only three seasons at that point. In 2009 then-head coach of the Bills Dick Jauron installed Bell as the starting left tackle. Bell lasted there until Game 10, in which he suffered a knee injury against the Titans. In 2010, Chan Gailey took over the Bills and gave Bell a vote of confidence...and worked closely with him to cut down on penalties. Since then, Bell has emerged as one of the rising stars at left tackle in the NFL. Bell is probably looking for a 5-year deal at $20 million and $8 million guaranteed...
The Eagles may decide he's worth the short-term capital investment.
Meanwhile, I'm feeling less cantankerous and a lot more optimistic about Jason Peters' prognosis. A return to form by 2013 is possible. After all, if DeMeco Ryans could do it after rehabbing his Achilles injury for a year, why not Peters?
So much depends on the unique aspects of each individual case, it's not fair to compare...
It’s too early to say what the prognosis is for Peters, who will undergo surgery on Tuesday. But if Peters is like the typical NFL player who suffers a ruptured Achilles, he won’t see the field until 2013
Dr. Mark Schwartz provided some bad news for Eagles fans to CSNPhilly.com, calling a ruptured Achilles tendon a career-threatening injury, and saying that if Peters has the typical time of recovery, he wouldn’t be able to play football again until at least a month after next year’s Super Bowl.
“Of those who did return back, the average length of recovery was almost 11 months prior to returning, with a [minimum] of seven months,” Schwartz said. “[Of] those who did get back, there was a decrease . . . in their ability to perform on the field. So this is a significant injury to a player in the NFL, especially an offensive lineman who weighs 330 pounds and relies on the explosiveness of his legs and his feet.”
Schwartz said about one-third of NFL players who suffered ruptured Achilles tendons never played in the NFL again, although it’s possible that many of those were marginal players who weren’t good enough to make a roster, or older players who decided to retire rather than go through the grueling rehab needed to get back on the field after such a serious injury. Peters is a Pro Bowler who from all accounts will be ready, willing and able to rehab himself, but that’s going to take significant time.
It's a devastating injury from a mental standpoint, too. Many athletic veterans of Achilles repair surgery report the constant awareness of concern that the tendon will snap again. It's a mental distraction from going all out on every play. Overcoming that mental stress is as much a part of rehab as the physical work to be done--- which is considerable in its own right.
I am expecting a quick recovery of Peter.He will be back soon.I am giving here http://www.phillyinjurylawyer.com/ link.I think it will help him a lot.
Game of thrones remote was awesome, the killing premiere was awesome, seasoned finally of house of lies was awesome, watching californication now and then shameless. Awesome!!
Article is worth a read..........http://mobile.philly.com/sports/eagles/?wss=/philly/sports/eagles&id=145158665&viewAll=y#more
I was happy to note that Cossel doesnt think too much of Osweiler. I'm convinced he's a waste of a pick .......:in fact Tamari had an in depth article about the folley of lower rd QB picks.......will look for it
Haha,!!!..some more great football names: Ray Nitschke, Y.A. Tittle, Dick Butkus, Mike Ditka, Andy Robustelli, Roosevelt Grier, and one of the best ever,..Cosmo Iacavazzi. ...Let us rest.
I see Bell left without a contract.....that makes it like five teams that he's visited and left without a deal. He must be asking for a lot of dough. Someone should let him know that at this stage of FA, the money will come down
I was just reading an article about the efforts to extend shafts contract, Reid said (I'm paraphrasing) that he thinks they used shady a bit to much last year and are going to lighten his work load just a little bit.
Spoonfeeding on Aisle 3..
Ho ho ho The Flyers beat the waddling Ice Birds ....... Nice ....... Me no likey Pittsburgh!!!!!! In any sports!!
Canadians ----Canadiens........just call them then Habs...... whatthe hell was wrong with this site yesterday????. Reminded me of OTI.... Briview......still think Eagles pulled fast one on King......and don't try to tell me that Birds didn't know about Peters' injury before signing King.....it's the things that aren't said that reallyntell the story.... Iffens Eagles sign another 1st team tackle.....I may relent on my stance...... Machers should be changing.......
if you took your used car to the Dealer for a trade in on another car and the engine started to knock on the way there---
would you tell the Dealer?
I wonder how the Canadians spell brouhaha? Moreover,..is there a niftier word in the american language than brouhaha?...Frankly,.I don't think so. Whoswiffme?..haha!!!
What the heck? I take a most needed nap......and the Flyers blow it open........and then Bell starts yapping
Geezealu, Phils go up by 6 -1 over Braves so, goes back to Flyers and da 2d period just ends tied 2-2. Well back to the Phils.
Bell says all the right things. Now how much do you want?
Flyers could have scores twice in that penalty kill!!! You have to wonder why they didn't play like this to start. In any case Y Malkin is a wonderful player
Back in the old days,.Kenny,.I always felt that the Montreal Canadians had more men on the ice than any team!
@Harry Pianos in american,.it's Canadian,..out of disrespect for a team I hated out of respect,..
P.S. Hairy,.....yur nibbling close,...watch yurself!
@Harry Pianos KILL 'EM!!!!!!!
@briview If you were to go into Montreal and call them the Canadians......it'd be like wearing a Cowboys jersey in Philly.....disrespect, indeed....
@briview And by the way....happy birthday!....with many more to come, I'm sure....
@briview Haha...nice try....I knew I was in dangerous territory, so I checked around a few American sites to be sure....all of dem spell it correctly....wiff da E...they are Quebecers, not Canadians....