A year of unthinkable injuries along the offensive line drove the Eagles to prepare for a worst-case scenario up front in 2021. Their latest addition adds to those efforts.
Philadelphia is signing offensive lineman Le'Raven Clark, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, per a source. The team has since confirmed the signing.
Clark served as a swing tackle in Indianapolis, where he arrived as a third-round pick out of Texas Tech in 2016. He follows former Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni to Philadelphia, where he'll be available to step in in case of injury.
The Eagles suffered many issues along the line in 2020, losing Pro Bowl guard Brandon Brooks during the offseason, tackle Andre Dillard during training camp, and tackles Jordan Mailata and Lane Johnson during the season (though Johnson's season didn't officially end until Week 12). Philadelphia was forced to turn to inexperienced players like Jack Driscoll, Matt Pryor and Nate Herbig to fill the voids left by the Eagles' many injuries.
The Eagles responded by drafting Alabama lineman Landon Dickerson and are now adding Clark. Should they run into another nightmare up front, they'll be better prepared in 2021.
Here's other news Around The NFL is monitoring on Wednesday:
- The Chicago Bears have signed free-agent offensive lineman Adam Redmond, the team announced. In a correlating move, Chicago waived OL Gage Cervenka.
- The Indianapolis Colts announced the signings of fourth-round tight end Kylen Granson and sixth-round quarterback Sam Ehlinger, which puts their entire 2021 draft class under contract.
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed wide receiver Jaelon Darden to a rookie contract, the team announced.
- The Minnesota Vikings have signed fourth-round defensive end Janarius Robinson to a a rookie contract, the team announced.
- The Washington Football Team announced the signing of linebacker Joe Walker and the subsequent release of LB Josh Harvey-Clemons.
- The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with first-round pick Penei Sewell on a four-year, $24.1 million rookie contract.
- The New England Patriots signed fourth-round pick running back Rhamondre Stevenson.
- The Houston Texans are signing quarterback Jeff Driskel to a one-year deal for up to $2.5 million, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Wednesday, per Driskel's agents.