9 Eagles players who likely played their final game with the team
The Andre Dillard experiment is probably over, and Linval Joseph is probably gone as well.
Guys like Andre Dillard are why phrases like “the NFL Draft is a crapshoot” exist. The six-foot-five, 315-pounder was seen by many as being one of the top three tackles in the 2019 draft class. Howie Roseman selected him even though there was never an official meeting.
We were told, at that time, that he was the heir apparent to Jason Peters. That wasn’t even in the realm of being true. Dillard’s name and The Bodyguard’s name should never be mentioned in the same sentence, and with there being a need to secure Isaac Seumalo (and maybe Jason Peters), it doesn’t seem feasible to dedicate coins to Andre.
Regardless of what you’re feeling today, here’s what no one can deny. Vice president/general manager Howie Roseman did his job. Every time the Eagles had a roster need, Howie filled that need… except for an obvious disadvantage they had on special teams with their punter. That’s another story for another day though.
Linval Joseph did everything the Eagles asked of him. He stepped in and helped stabilize Philly’s run defense, but with potentially minimal funds and their need to make decisions on 20 potential free agents, splurging on a defensive tackle that will be turning 35 in October.