Eagles’ Andre Dillard to miss the 2020 season with torn biceps
Injuries continue to ravage the Eagles' offensive line.
On Thursday, NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported that second-year left tackle Andre Dillard sustained a torn biceps and will be forced to undergo surgery. He will miss the entirety of the 2020 season.
According to former NBC Sports Philadelphia reporter Derrick Gunn, Dillard was already dealing with shoulder strain.
Dillard, who has shown encouraging development at times, primarily in 1-on-1 drills and pass protection, was one of the summer's biggest storylines. The former first-round pick was tasked with replacing long-time stalwart and eventual Hall of Fame offensive lineman Jason Peters at left tackle, but now faces an arduous return to prominence.
With Dillard shelved, Peters, originally re-signed to play right guard, will more than likely return to his post at left tackle. Matt Pryor, expected to occupy the critical role of swing tackle, should get the first opportunity to fill in at right guard.
With Dillard and Brandon Brooks both on the mend, the Eagles are quickly running out of viable in-house options in the trenches and may need to look elsewhere for depth.