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NFL free agent OT Jason Peters wants to play into his 40s

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There was a time when Jason Peters was one of the best offensive tackles in football. That is certainly no the case anymore, as the aging veteran remains unsigned in May.

However, that does not mean Peters is giving up on playing.

According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, the 38-year-old wants to play into his 40s, citing soon-to-be-43-year-old Tom Brady as the reasoning behind his desire.

Peters has spent the last 11 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, and Garafolo notes that while the Eagles indicated earlier this offseason that they wanted to move on from Peters, they have left the door open for a return and have been in communication with the veteran.

However, Garafolo adds that “nothing is really happening right now” and that while there are other teams involved, they aren’t in any rush to sign Peters. Peters also doesn’t appear to be in any rush to ink a new deal, either.

James Palmer of NFL Network recently mentioned that the Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos and New York Jets as other potential landing spots for the free agent.

Peters, who played his collegiate football as a tight end at the University of Arkansas, went undrafted back in 2004 but joined the Buffalo Bills as a free agent.

The Bowie County, Tx. native immediately transitioned to tackle and spent his first five seasons with the Bills, earning back-to-back Pro Bowl selections in 2007 and 2008 before being traded to Philadelphia.

During his tenure with the Eagles, Peters seven Pro Bowl appearances and notched First-Team All-Pro honors twice.