Eagles LT Andre Dillard drawing strong interest as NFL trade deadline approaches


As the Eagles prepare for a road contest against the Raiders, backup tackle Andre Dillard is again drawing strong trade as teams around the league shuffle while dealing with injuries.

According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Dillard is among several big names around the league being discussed.

Eagles offensive tackle Andre Dillard: He was drafted to be the left tackle of the future, but it hasn’t quite worked out like that. Instead, that title has gone to seventh-round find Jordan Mailata. Dillard hasn’t been in the starting lineup, and recently, he has been taking reps at guard in practice. So, teams have been calling with trade interest. He did impress while playing left tackle against the Panthers, and that improved his stock. The Eagles won’t give him away, and there are scenarios where he’s a part of their future, anyway. But teams believe a quality second-day pick would be enough to pry Dillard away.

With Lane Johnson and Mailata in and out of the lineup at times, Howie Roseman could decide to stay the course with Dillard, possibly replacing his longtime right tackle in 2022 for salary cap purposes.

With the Eagles stocked with draft assets, several scenarios are in play.

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