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Buffalo to trade tackle Peters to Philadelphia

BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Bills agreed to trade left tackle Jason Peters to the Philadelphia Eagles rather than risk another offseason holdout from their disgruntled two-time Pro Bowl player.

The basics of the deal were agreed to Friday, a person familiar with the trade talks told The Associated Press.

The Eagles are attempting to work out a contract extension with Peters before completing the trade, said the person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.

In exchange, the Bills will receive the 28th overall pick – the second of the Eagles two first-round picks – and a fourth-round selection in next week’s NFL draft.

While the Bills lose their most talented offensive lineman, they rid themselves of a potential headache. Peters was threatening to repeat last year’s offseason holdout.

Scheduled to make a base salary of $7.2 million over the final two years of his contract, Peters is considered underpaid for a player at such a high-profile position.

Peters traveled to Philadelphia to meet with Eagles executives on Friday. By landing Peters, the Eagles fill an immediate hole on their offensive line after left tackle Tra Thomas signed with Jacksonville in free agency last month.

Thomas, who protected Donovan McNabb’s blind side the last 10 seasons, didn’t get an offer from Philadelphia.

The Eagles still have their own first-round pick, the 21st overall, and nine other picks. They acquired the 28th pick from Carolina in a draft-day trade last year.

Jets’ game time moved

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – The NFL has moved up the start time of the New York Jets’ game against the Tennessee Titans on September 27 after the team complained to the league about having to play home games on consecutive Jewish holidays.

The league changed the start time Friday from 4:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. EST, one day after Jets owner Woody Johnson sent a letter to commissioner Roger Goodell suggesting the switch to allow fans to arrive home before sundown on Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement.

The Jets’ home opener against New England is 1 p.m. on Sept. 20, which falls during Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

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