Eagles shaking things up on the offensive line against Carolina
Once again, the Philadelphia Eagles will have a different starting offensive line tomorrow when they face off against the Carolina Panthers. Jordan Mailata is back after missing two games, while Lane Johnson is again out due to personal reasons. While it seemed like Mailata would slide back in at left tackle, that does not look to be the case.
According to Derrick Gunn, Mailata will be starting at right tackle this week, moving Jack Driscoll back in to right guard and keeping Andre Dillard at left tackle. Landon Dickerson will remain at left guard, and Jason Kelce will, of course, start at center.
Alongside changes in the Eagles’ starting five, Le’Raven Clark will be activated to the active roster, while Sua Opeta will remain on the COVID-19/Reserve list. The Eagles’ top backups will be Nate Herbig at guard and Brett Toth at tackle.
Moving Jordan Mailata is an alright idea. I’m not the biggest fan, but I understand why they’re doing it. Mailata is naturally at his best at left tackle, but moving him to the right side is a better option than Driscoll. Meanwhile, Andre Dillard continues his solid performance and can continue to build his trade value.
In the preseason, Jack Driscoll saw a little time at guard, but it’ll be interesting to see how he does there. Nate Herbig was alright against Kansas City, but not perfect. Carolina hosts one of the best defenses in football, so it will be a difficult matchup for this disheveled group. Luckily Philadelphia has one of the deepest lines in football, but things are starting to get slim.
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