5 Philadelphia Eagles with the most to gain following latest injury news

Tyree Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Brett Toth #64, Philadelphia Eagles
Brett Toth #64, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images) /

Much of the Philadelphia Eagles’ offensive line is set, but the door may be open for a surprise or two.

Heading into camp, there are no questions about who the starters are along the Eagles’ offensive line if everything goes according to plan. We’ve known the answer to that question for a while: Jordan Mailata (left tackle), Landon Dickerson (left guard), Jason Kelce (center), Isaac Seumalo (right guard), and Lane Johnson (right tackle).

Everyone has also identified the reserves for the most part. We’re assuming the Birds carry ten offensive linemen on the 53-man roster.

Andre Dillard, Sua Opeta, Cam Jurgens, and Jack Driscoll figure to have solidified themselves as being the next men up, but the Birds have five additional offensive linemen attending camp to compete (we’re excluding Toth for now).

Trust and believe that they aren’t showing up for any other reason than they have dreams of making this team as well. Dare we say that those five men are competing for one spot on the 53-man roster if our math is correct?

It felt like Toth was someone that had a good shot at earning his place. With him now being on the shelf, the door seemingly has opened for two other talented prospects.

Le’Raven Clark

The Philadelphia Eagles like Le’Raven Clark… a lot. After things didn’t go his way in Indianapolis with the Colts and his time there ended with a trip to the injured reserve on December 9th of 2020 following a torn Achilles in Week 13 of the 2020 NFL season, this former third-rounder found his way to the City of Brotherly Love as a member of the practice squad. He worked his way onto the active roster on December 8th.

He’s signed through the 2022 season and can play both the guard and tackle positions. It would appear that he’ll enter camp as Lane Johnson’s backup.

Jack Anderson

The more you can do, the better your chances of making the roster. Jack Anderson can play all three interior O-lineman positions, and with Brett Toth now headed to the PUP list figures to challenge for what may be the tenth and final roster spot for the best offensive line in the NFL. Let’s talk about the tight ends now.