The Arizona Cardinals will see a familiar face at left tackle when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles in December.
The Eagles found out on Thursday that second year left tackle Andre Dillard, the man they groomed to replace future Hall of Fame left tackle Jason Peters, will be lost for the entire 2020 season due to a biceps injury.
From Bleeding Green Nation:
Dillard held his hand/arm in pain after going up against Josh Sweat in 1-on-1. Dillard was squatting and kneeling for a bit off to the side as trainers examined him. Dillard left the field and did not return to practice. Derrick Gunn notes that Dillard suffered a biceps injury in addition to a shoulder strain he was dealing with.
So Dillard, already playing injured, compounded the injury and ended up making it worse.
Maybe with the lack of offseason and limited physical work holding players out who don’t feel 100% is the way right now.
That means the Eagles will slide Peters back out to his left tackle position and move Matt Pryor to right guard, as the Eagles have already lost All Pro Brandon Brooks for the season.
Peters would likely be the superior player this year, but the Eagles are looking at the long-term of Dillard protecting Carson Wentz, and now that is stalled for another season.
Good luck, and a speedy recovery to Dillard.