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Philadelphia Eagles: Peters Vs Cole: A Great Training Camp Battle

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 19: Trent Cole #58 of the Philadelphia Eagles stands on the field during the game against the Tennessee Titans on November 19, 2006 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Daren lewisCorrespondent IJuly 23, 2009

When training camp begins and the pads go on, there will be very few battles more exciting to watch than Cole versus Peters.

Trent Cole was selected in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.  Since taking over the right defensive end in week 10 of the 2005 season, Cole has been a beast.

In 2007, just his third season, Cole led the team with 12.5 sacks.  Just a year later he tallied nine sacks, while frequently fighting double teams.  In 2008 Cole was selected to the Pro-Bowl.

After the 2008 season, long time Eagles Tra Thomas signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars, leaving a big hole at left tackle.

To fill the void at left tackle, the Eagles traded for disgruntled pro-bowler Jason Peters.

During his time in Buffalo, Peters earned his was to two Pro-Bowls, and became recognized as one of the top LTs in the game.

Peters had an off year in 2008; his holdout could have had something to do with it. 

Playing on a Super-Bowl caliber team and working with one of the best O-line coaches in the NFL gives Peters a great chance to establish himself as the best tackle in the NFL.

Lining up Peters and Cole should produce a fierce battle everyday in training camp, a battle that can only bring out the best in the two young players.

If the two Pro-Bowlers get any better, which they should, the rest of the league has every reason to fear this team.

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