5 projected waived Eagles who could be gold for the LA Rams in 2021

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The final reported player who may be cut by the Philadelphia Eagles is OT Andre Dillard: The 6-foot-5 315 pound offensive tackle drafted at no. 22 overall in 2019 out of Washington State is yet another Eagle that’s been labeled with the “failed to live up to expectations” tag, like pretty much all of the above players during their Philly tenure.

Dillard played in all 16 games as a rookie, starting four in place of injured starters. Then, he suffered a torn biceps early in 2020 and so Philly turned to longtime left tackle Jason Peters to fill the slot, as Dillard missed the rest of the season.

If he’s healthy again, a new locker room might be the antidote. He’s an outstanding young player who has had to face competition for playing time at a deep position on an NFL team with star tackles. To complicate matters further, he then suffered a horrifically timed season-ending injury when his time to step up came along.

Perhaps it’s not so much the players, as it is the culture, the locker room, the team chemistry in Philly that was to blame last year? After all, the team was wracked with injuries. Reports have surfaced that the head coach and the quarterback did not speak to one another for months at a time, and this was during the 2020 NFL season.

So Philly’s five loss(es) might conceivably represent five possible Rams’ additions. Five players all coming off injuries playing for a team that imploded last year. All now soon to be in search of greener pastures. Of course, the articles may have it wrong, and not all will be shown the door. But each waived player creates a new chance of finding another player for the Rams championship team.

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Opportunity knocks, Rams fans.