Jack Driscoll Will Start at Right Tackle vs Packers
Jack Driscoll is back in as the Eagles’ starting right tackle, reclaiming the job from Matt Pryor. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson announced the move on Friday, and mentioned that his is back at full strength from his injury that forced him out of the lineup.
“Jack Driscoll will get an opportunity," Pederson said on Friday. “We're going to go that route. Matt Pryor can give us more of the rotational stuff, left and right. He can also play inside."
Driscoll, who started opening day in place of Lane Johnson, and has been used mainly at right tackle in place of Johnson, was dealing with an ankle injury that Pederson says he is past.
"He's great, he's feeling good," Pederson said.
The move back to Driscoll is the latest development in what’s been an eventful year for the entire offensive line, that has seen multiple changes. He was supposed to be Philadelphia's backup right tackle this season but Johnson's injury precipitated his move into the lineup Week 1. The rookie fourth-round pick has started two games, but has appeared in nine games this season.
"What he has shown when he is in there is he is a tough kid. He is a smart kid. He does some really good things, he is a good athlete. We feel its a good opportunity for him to get back out there, he is feeling good with his injury.
Speaking on Friday, Pederson explained that Pryor gives the team more flexibility, where he can play both inside and outside as a guard and tackle on both sides of the line.
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