Jason Peters Looks Fully Healthy

OT Jason Peters would provide a big boost to the offense if he returns to his 2011 form

OT Jason Peters would provide a big boost to the offense if he returns to his 2011 form

Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters ruptured his Achilles’ tendon in March of 2012 and again in May of 2012. While those back-to-back tears threatened Peters’ career, he insists that he is fully healthy heading into the 2013 season.

Peters has been a full go all offseason, and though he admits he is 10 pounds overweight, he has no concerns about his Achilles’. After Tuesday’s full speed practice, left guard Evan Mathis came away impressed with his performance:

“It looks like he has never been through an Achilles injury to me. He was at his true form. If you know football at all, you would see that yourself. He looks great. He looks phenomenal. He was a tremendous athlete before and after the injury.”

Peters has not had to deal with much contact so far, but the chances that his Achilles’ holds up through 2013 are looking better and better. Before going down to injury, Peters was the best left tackle in football and probably the best all-around offensive lineman. He has a rare combination of strength in the run game and agility as a pass protector, and his health will be crucial to the overall performance of the offensive line. His nastiness is especially needed under Chip Kelly, who figures to lean heavily on the run game.

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