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Jason Peters still wants to play at age 40, explains what he’s looking for in his next NFL team

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Jason Peters turned 40 in January, but he’s not done with football just yet. During a recent interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio, the veteran left tackle said he’s still working out to stay in playing shape and waiting for that next opportunity.

Peters said he understands that older players sign later in the offseason or early in the preseason, but he does have an idea of the type of teams he’d like to play for.

“I just let my agent talk to those teams and he’ll hit me and let me know who’s interested and who’s not,” Peters said, via Pro Football Talk. “Looking for an upcoming offensive line, good team — or a playoff team. Either/or is good for me, because I can pass my torch on to some guys who are trying to get better, the younger guys, the new generation. Or if I get on a team with some vets, they already know how I rock, and we can just go into the playoffs and make a run and try to win another ring.

“But right now, either way is good for me because I can teach or I can sit back and listen and learn from other veterans who have played this game, too. So either way is good.”

Peters said he has no time frame for a decision, but reiterated he wants “one more run at it.” The six-time All-Pro and nine-time Pro Bowler originally joined the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent out of Arkansas in 2004. After five seasons in Buffalo, he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles — the team he would become a household name with. Peters finally won a Super Bowl ring in 2018, although he did not play in the game due to injury. He spent last year with the Chicago Bears

There aren’t too many obvious landing spots for Peters at this juncture, but maybe the Indianapolis Colts are one team that could be a prospective suitor. It’s also possible Peters will have to wait for another franchise to experience an unfortunate injury before he gets that phone call.

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