Eagles Activate Practice Window for Offensive Lineman

The Philadelphia Eagles could finally see their young offensive tackle take the field in the near future. ESPN's Adam Schefter announced Wednesday that the team activated offensive lineman Andre Dillard's 21-day practice window. Dillard was placed on injured reserve following a September arm fracture and is eligible to return for Week 5 should he prove ready to go in practice. The Eagles offense has thrived despite his unavailability, winning their first four games of the season and scoring the fourth-most points in the league. Dillard joined the Eagles as their 22nd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft with the expectation that he would eventually replace future Hall of Famer Jason Peters at left tackle. Unfortunately, Dillard has struggled to see the field in his young career, starting a mere nine games in his four seasons. With Jordan Mailata now entrenched on the left side, Dillard will have to find a place for himself as tackle depth or else compete for snaps at guard. He's scheduled to hit unrestricted free agency in 2023.
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