Andre Dillard tapped his helmet to let the coaches and trainers he needed to be removed. He was in obvious discomfort.
Dillard went to the medical tent and did not return. Right tackle Lane Johnson was listed as day-to-day with a lower-body injury and he did not practice.
So, the Eagles offensive line tried to get well again Sunday morning, after having Saturday off, and after an ugly end to Friday’s scrimmage, with Jordan Mailata playing left tackle and Matt Pryor at right tackle.
“Offensive lines aren’t good enough to have just five quality starters,” said center Jason Kelce following Sunday’s practice, which may have been the warmest and most humid since phase three of camp began on Aug. 17.
“You gotta really have six or seven guys who can go out there and get the job done. … Hopefully, those backups are counted on for minimal games, but they’re always going to be important at some point during the season.
How well they go in there and get the job done is going to be the difference between wins and losses. That’s a big part of training camp, figuring that out, especially with V (Halapoulivaati Vaitai) leaving (in free agency), and certainly Andre playing now in a full-time role. Who are going to be those guys?”
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