Seahawks adding veteran offensive lineman Jason Peters after injuries in opening loss

Jason Peters is still going strong.

The Seattle Seahawks signed the 41-year-old veteran on Tuesday after a series of injuries to their offensive line, his agency said via ESPN. Peters will sign with Seattle’s practice squad first.

The play to add Peters came after the two right backs Abraham Lucas and left tackle Charles Cross were removed from the Seahawks 30-13 loss to Los Angeles Rams Sunday. Lucas missed the second half of the game at Lumen Field with a sore kneecap, an injury that has carried over since training camp. Cross left the game in the second half with a toe injury and did not return.

That left Jake Curran and Stone Forsyth, both third-year backups, to take his place. The only other tackle on Seattle’s roster is Greg Eiland.

While the injuries to Lucas or Cross don’t appear to be too serious or long-term issues, having Peters on the roster adds some stability for now.

Jason Peters, 41, will join the Seahawks' practice squad for his 19th season in the league.

Jason Peters, 41, will join the Seahawks’ practice squad for his 19th season in the league. (AP/Gary McCullough)

Peters first entered the league in 2004 after going undrafted out of Arkansas. The nine-time Pro Bowler quickly became a consistent starter throughout the league. He spent his first five seasons with the Buffalo Bills before a long stretch of 11 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles — whom he helped win the Super Bowl in 2017. Peters then had one-year runs with both Chicago bones i Dallas Cowboyswhere he appeared in 10 games and made one start last season.

The Rams beat Seahawks in Sunday’s season opener in Seattle behind the dominant outings of Tutu Atwell i Puka NacuaWHO each accounted for 119 receiving yards in the victory. The Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith went 16 of 26 for 112 yards and a touchdown.

Seattle will face off next Detroit Lions Sunday. It is unclear whether Lucas or Cross will be available for this matchup in Michigan.

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