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NFL Notebook: Eagles sign Peters to extension

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June 14, 2017 at 7:46 pm.

Oct 23, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tackle Jason Peters (71) blocks against Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) at Lincoln Financial Field. The Philadelphia Eagles won 21-10. Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 23, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tackle Jason Peters (71) blocks against Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) at Lincoln Financial Field. The Philadelphia Eagles won 21-10. Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles signed Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters to a one-year contract extension Wednesday through the 2019 season.

The extension guarantees $15.5 million of the $32.5 million due to Peters over the next three seasons, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

The 35-year-old Peters had two years remaining on his original deal and was scheduled to make a base salary of around $10 million per season with no guaranteed money.

Peters, a nine-time Pro Bowler, has anchored the Eagles’ offensive line since 2009 when he was acquired in a trade with the Buffalo Bills.

The 6-foot-4, 328-pound Peters acknowledged his decision to skip voluntary organized team activities earlier was partly based on his current contract.

–Washington Redskins safety DeAngelo Hall agreed to restructure his contract and take a pay cut to return to the team for a 14th NFL season.

The 33-year-old Hall was set to make $4.25 million as a base salary in 2017 and had a salary cap hit of $5.1 million. He is recovering from a torn ACL and may not be able to participate in training camp.

Hall told reporters at the Redskins’ facility that he agreed to the pay cut this week. He did not share the details of the new deal, but the Washington Post reported that his salary will decrease to $2.3 million, with a $500,000 bonus if he makes the Pro Bowl.

–Cleveland Browns defensive end and top overall draft pick Myles Garrett sustained an apparent foot injury while participating in team drills.

Garrett rushed toward quarterback Brock Osweiler during a two-minute drill before the play was whistled for a sack. Garrett landed awkwardly on his left foot as he extended toward Osweiler and fell to the ground, where he was assessed by a trainer.

Garrett limped into the fieldhouse with teammates at the conclusion of the session. There was no official report on the severity of the injury.

–The Pittsburgh Steelers signed first-round pick T.J. Watt to his four-year rookie deal, wrapping up their draft-class signings.

Selected 30th overall in April out of Wisconsin, the 22-year-old outside linebacker becomes the third member of his family in the NFL. He joins older brothers J.J. (Houston Texans) and Derek (Los Angeles Chargers).

T.J. Watt was the last of the Steelers’ eight draft picks to sign.

–Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Cody Core sustained an apparent left leg injury during drills and was carted off the field. Core, who was having a strong offseason, was to undergo X-rays to determine the extent of the injury.
Core was working hard to solidify his role on a deep receiving corps.

–The Denver Broncos signed free agent cornerback Chris Lewis-Harris after waiving cornerback Taurean Nixon.

Lewis-Harris, 28, is a sixth-year player who appeared in 33 regular-season games and three postseason contests with the Cincinnati Bengals (2012-16) and Baltimore Ravens (2016). He also spent time on Cincinnati’s practice squad (2012-13, 2015).

In 2016, Lewis-Harris played seven games each with Cincinnati and Baltimore, combining to post five tackles, one interception and two passes defensed.

–The Minnesota Vikings will induct former wide receivers Randy Moss and Ahmad Rashad into the team’s Ring of Honor during the 2017 season.

Moss and Rashad will be the Vikings’ first two inductees at U.S. Bank Stadium, the team announced.