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Peters May Still Play on Sunday?

Chris Brown of is reporting that there's still an outside shot that injured OT Jason Peters will play in Philadelphia for the Bills' season finale:

Jason Peters has not officially been ruled out for Sunday with his groin injury.

"He's having further tests and we'll know more tomorrow," said Dick Jauron. "We're not overly optimistic. The chances are not good (for Sunday)."

Clearly, Peters is still not likely to play against the Eagles, but I think it's also clear that the young man is attempting to come back for one more game. That's thoughtful, Mr. Peters - but please, don't rush it.

It's becoming obvious that outside of Trent Edwards, Peters is Buffalo's most important offensive cog next season. Whether or not the Bills can make it to the post-season in 2008 is riding on Edwards' shoulders, but if there's one player who can help Trent succeed most, it is most obviously Peters. Don't get me wrong - I would love to see Peters play; I always do. But I'd rather seem him blocking a path to the post-season for us next season; if he further aggravates the groin injury, and then tries to play in the Pro Bowl, isn't there the off chance he could jeopardize at least part of the off-season training program? I'd rather not see that happen. Hopefully, this story will be put to rest today.

AP is reporting that current Bills QB coach Turk Schonert wants to lead Buffalo's offense as the replacement to Steve Fairchild. Brown reports that some players agree that he may be the best fit.

Couple of Eagles articles for your perusal this morning as well. First off, the ever-popular Donovan McNabb is preparing for yet another controversy-riddled off-season. Brian Westbrook, meanwhile, has a strong case for MVP. He's certainly going to be more than a handful on Sunday, given Buffalo's recent run defense woes.