Report: ‘Quite a Few Teams’ Have Interest in Andre Dillard
The Eagles appear ready to be handing over their left tackle job to former seventh-round pick Jordan Mailata,
Andre Dillard is currently dealing with a sprained knee and is week to week, but when he returns if could be with a new team, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquire.
As Matt Lombardo of Fansided reports, teams have been 'asking around' about Dillard's services and have received calls on the left tackle. Lombardo adds that 'quite a few teams' are in the mix and have expressed interest in the former first-round pick.
The 2019 first-round pick has not been able to get on the field, missing the entire 2020 season, even though most reports had Mailata firmly ahead of Dillard in the battle at left tackle. Dillard is again missing training camp time with a sprained knee that has him listed as “week-to-week.”
Plenty of teams need offensive line help, especially at the tackle position, which could make the former first-round pick an attractive trade option for rival GM's.
One issue, according to an executive who spoke to Lombardo:
“The biggest problem is that Dillard just can’t stay healthy,” the executive tells FanSided, on the condition of anonymity to speak freely. “Some teams believe he was over-drafted by the Eagles, but he’s still young with the talent to play left tackle.”
The Eagles have plenty of tackle depth and should be willing to make Dillard expendable, with Jack Driscoll, veteran Le’Raven Clark, who came over from the Colts and still have Matt Pryor on the roster.
If teams call, Howie Roseman will be sure to listen.
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