Former first-round pick Andre Dillard suffered a biceps injury during practice on Thursday and his status is unclear.
When the Philadelphia Eagles drafted Andre Dillard in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft, Howie Roseman did so hoping he’d be the left tackle of the future to replace future Hall of Famer Jason Peters.
Unfortunately for Dillard, his time in Philly hasn’t gone quite as planned, with him struggling at times on the field and even seeing his name being mentioned in trade talks over the offseason.
At training camp, Dillard has just suffered a biceps injury, which forced him to leave the field in considerable pain. For now, the Eagles are hoping it’s not serious, but also fear there could be a potential tear.
Andre Dillard appeared in all 16 regular season games for the Philadelphia Eagles last season
A former All-American at Washington State, the 6-foot-5, 315-pound Dillard played in 16 games during his rookie campaign and made four starts. Despite some struggles, the Washington native also showed some promise throughout the year and had fans excited thinking about his future as the starter.
With a biceps injury, however, there could end up being a potential delay in what we’re able to see Dillard get done during his sophomore professional season.
With Dillard missing practice, massive 6-foot-8, 345-pound offensive tackle Jordan Mailata took extensive first-team reps. Peters stayed over at guard during that time instead of moving back to left tackle, a position he previously dominated for double-digit years.
To make matters worse for Dillard, he was already dealing with a shoulder strain, but was fighting through the pain to keep on practicing. We’ll now wait to see how serious his biceps injury is, with the hope from the organization being there’s no tear found.