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Instant analysis: Eagles sign former Colts offensive tackle Le’Raven Clark

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According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Philadelphia Eagles are signing former Colts offensive lineman Le’Raven Clark. Here is everything you need to know!

Clark is a former third-round pick and was selected back in 2016. Since then, the 6’5, 311 lbs, offensive lineman has played in at least 14% of offensive snaps each season, serving in a swing role. He played in 32% of snaps back in 2018, but didn’t play at all in 2019 due to the sustainability of the starting five.

He played in 12 games during the 2020 season including 3 starts at left tackle. However, he tore his Achilles at the end of the year and was allowed to test free agency waters.

The Eagles add in a swing tackle who is familiar with the coaching and system that Nick Sirianni brings to the table, which can only mean good things. He will join an offensive line room that possesses an interesting depth chart. Behind Jordan Mailata and Lane Johnson is currently the combination of former first-round pick Andre Dillard and fellow draftee Jack Driscoll. The team did make a signing yesterday in the way of Casey Tucker and also have Brett Toth as an option to watch over the Summer.

At guard, we know Brandon Brooks is coming off of another Achilles injury and Isaac Seumalo is the current starting LG. Landon Dickerson is versatile but nursing a recovery of his own Behind Nate Herbig currently sits Matt Pryor and Sua Opeta. There is plenty of opportunity for Clark to carve open a spot on the roster, especially given the fact that he has previously started at right guard for the Colts and proved to be serviceable.

It will be interesting to see how he progresses over the Summer, but the 28-year-old may well prove to be more than just a camp body.

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  • Dave says:

    Been reading where the Eagles are building up depth along the line, to possibly trade Andre Dillard. All the guys on the lie are versatile and could be plugged in anywhere except for Dillard, who was an absolute disaster at his short stint at RT. I remember reading Dillard whining that you have to change your stance and anchor with your opposite foot playing RT instead of LT. AYKM? The only people on the team who should only play one position are QB, punter, and kicker. Every other player needs to be versatile…RB’s who are also receivers, OL who in a pinch can shift from OT to G or even C if it came to that. Same on the DL….inside or outside, LB’s may have to switch and CB and S have to be interchangeable……and then you have Dillard who is on an island as the only player who is just a LT. Le’Raven Clark right now is probably a better LT than Dillard, which makes poor Andre instant trade bait. I love the constant effort to improve the team. I think there will be some surprises at the end of camp as to who is on the bubble or on the way out of town.

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