Philadelphia Eagles reportedly lose another offensive lineman for the season
Rookie Jack Driscoll, who started on the right tackle and played all 69 offensive snaps, suffered a medial collateral ligament (MCL) sprain that will put him on the sidelines for the rest of the year, NFL Media reported Tuesday morning.
“#Eagles RT Jack Driscoll will miss the remainder of the season with a significant MCL sprain, sources say,” NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo said. tweeted. “The rookie held his ground to finish the game against the #Saints, but other tests showed the extent of the injury. Difficult for him and the team. He was playing well.
Driscoll, 23, was a fourth-round pick at Auburn in the 2020 NFL Draft. He missed time earlier this year with an ankle injury, but he appeared in 11 games and performed four starts on the right tackle in his first season in the NFL. He played 300 offensive snaps. When right tackle Lane Johnson’s season ended in November with ankle issues, Driscoll had the chance to step in and show his development.
Unfortunately, this luck will not last. Driscoll appeared to be playing well in his first NFL action this season.
Driscoll will be the Eagles’ fifth offensive lineman to sustain a season-ending injury this season. Left tackle Andre Dillard (biceps), left tackle / right guard Jason Peters (toe), goalie Sua Opeta (back) and Johnson are in the injured reserve. Right guard Brandon Brooks (Achilles) is on the physically unable to play list.
For what it’s worth, left guard Isaac Seumalo (knee) also missed seven games on the injured reserve earlier this season.
Third-year pro Matt Pryor appears to be the most likely candidate to replace Driscoll in right tackle, which would give the Eagles their 13th combination of different offensive lines in 14 games this season. The Eagles also have tackle Brett Toth in their roster and rookie tackle Prince Tega Wanogho on their practice squad, but neither player seems likely to see the weather except in an emergency.
Center Jason Kelce is the only Eagles offensive lineman – and Eagles offensive lineman – to start every game this season.
Eagles announced that they agreed to sign Washington football practice lineman Ross Pierschbacher on Monday. Pierschbacher is a sophomore pro who’s never taken an offensive snapshot in an NFL game, but he started 42 games at left guard and 15 games at center during his Alabama career.
The Eagles face the Cardinals in Arizona on Sunday in Week 15.
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