The All-Pro left tackle agreed to a five-year contract with the Eagles. Peters was signed for 2014, and his new deal adds four years through 2018. Overall, the contract is worth about $50 million.
The 32-year-old Peters is a six-time Pro Bowl pick and two-time All-Pro. Peters missed the entire 2012 season after twice rupturing an Achilles tendon, but he returned to anchor an offensive line that helped the Eagles lead the NFL in rushing. All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy ran for a franchise-best 1,607 yards, and Pro Bowl quarterback Nick Foles had a breakout year behind Peters and Co.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Deron Williams took a moment to snap a few photos of Brooklyn teammate Jason Collins at their shootaround in Portland.
He couldn’t help it: The NBA’s first openly gay player was surrounded by a throng of cameras and microphones, and at least for the next week or so, Collins will be the face of the Nets wherever they go.
Before facing the Trail Blazers later in the evening, Collins said he accepted both the interest and the scrutiny that has come with his return to the league since the the 7-footer was signed to a 10-day contract on Sunday.
Collins quietly played seven minutes in the 124-80 loss to the Blazers.
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Raymond Felton is determined to keep personal turmoil from affecting what was already his most trying season professionally.
A day after his arrest on felony weapons charges, Felton returned to practice with the New York Knicks, saying that was “not a distraction” to the team.
Felton spoke for less than a minute and did not take questions. He thanked family, friends and teammates for their support and insisted his thoughts were on the Knicks’ game Thursday night in Miami.
The Knicks are barely hanging on in the playoff race and Felton’s struggles have been among their biggest problems. Slowed by nagging leg injuries early, he’s averaging a career-worst 10.4 points on 40.3 percent shooting for a team with a 21-36 record.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike D’Antoni says he understands the frustration that led to critical comments from Pau Gasol, but wishes the star center had not lashed out publicly.
D’Antoni addressed Gasol’s comments before the Lakers’ 108-103 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, saying much of the frustration comes from losing and a change in the team’s style of play.
Following Tuesday night’s 118-98 defeat at Indiana, the Lakers’ leading scorer criticized the club for a lack of discipline and expressed frustration with Los Angeles using smaller lineups.
Gasol mentioned everything from selfish play to D’Antoni’s offense as problems.