By Sarah Paley
Eagles OT Andre Dillard suffered a broken arm in Thursday’s practice.
It has been described as a “nondisplaced fracture in his forearm.”
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo nevertheless reports the “expectation is Dillard will be available for a majority of the season.”
The No. 22 overall pick of the 2019 Draft, Dillard had his fifth-year team option for 2023 declined last spring.
Dillard is the primary backup to starting left tackle Jordan Mailata and started in four games last season after Mailata missed last season because of a knee issue, not giving up a sack during that stretch.
With Dillard likely headed to injured reserve, the Eagles have a few options to use as Mailata’s backup.
Undrafted rookie Josh Sills played left tackle when Mailata and Dillard had concussions during training camp. The Eagles also have Le’Raven Clark and Kayode Awosika on the practice squad. Both also played left tackle during the preseason, with Clark likely to get the nod.