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Eagles Offensive Lineman Expected To Miss Time With An Injury

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The Philadelphia Eagles will not be at full strength to start the 2022 season. A key member of the team's offensive line rotation is going to miss some time. That player is former first-round pick Andre Dillard.

Dillard suffered a nondisplaced fracture in his forearm during Thursday's practice, per Mike Garafolo. Although it's not expected to be serious, he is expected to miss some time. 

Dillard is not currently projected to be a starter, but he does figure to be in the rotation to a certain extent. 

"#Eagles T Andre Dillard suffered a nondisplaced fracture in his forearm in practice today, sources say. Further testing is needed to determine the best course of action and timeline for a return but the expectation is Dillard will be available for a majority of the season," said Mike Garafolo. 

The Eagles were actually thinking about trading Andre Dillard during the offseason and even had a few offers thrown their way. Instead, they elected to keep him on the roster. 

"The #Eagles had plenty of chances to trade their former first-rounder Andre Dillard, both earlier this offseason and this week. They held onto him for the great depth he provides. Now, on the shelf to start the season," said Ian Rapoport.

An unfortunate setback for Dillard, but it doesn't sound too serious.