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Andre Dillard has surgery; Anthony Harris out again

Andre Dillard

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Flynn Logo scaledPHILADELPHIA – A little bit of Labor Day news coming out of Philadelphia in advance of the Eagles’ Week 1 game at Detroit.

The most notable is that backup left tackle Andre Dillard did undergo surgery as expected to stabilize his broken forearm and the veteran is expected to miss 4 to 6 weeks of action.

At some point week, Dillard will almost surely be placed on short-term injured reserve which will open up a roster spot, perhaps for practice squad left tackle Le’Raven Clark or potential punt returner Britain Covey.

Covey, by the way, confirmed on Instagram that he is changing uniform numbers. The undrafted rookie out of Utah was No. 41 throughout the summer and will now wear No. 18, Jalen Reagor’s former number. Regor was shipped to Minnesota last week.

Meanwhile, in a practice squad move, veteran Anthony Harris is out and the Eagles are bringing back cornerback Mac McCain.

Harris, who was released after Philadelphia traded for Chauncey Gardner-Johnson at the cut down to 53, agreed to come back for a veteran slot on the PS but a league source told JAKIB Sports that the former starter was having second thoughts and wanted his plate clear for another team offering a potential 53-man roster spot.

We’ll see how things shake out for Harris in the coming days but it certainly seems like the end.

“I’d like to say thank you to the Lurie Family, my teammates, the coaches, the entire Eagles organization, the entire fan base and city of Philadelphia for the opportunity to experience what it means to be an Eagle. I am forever grateful,” Harris wrote on social media.
Former Eagles LT Jason Peters also made it official by returning home to the Dallas Cowboys. Peters, 40, will start on the PS but is expected to quickly be moved to the 53 when deemed ready to play. The potential future Hall of Famer grew up under three hours from Dallas.