Former Eagles first-round pick joins third team in three years by signing with the Packers


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The Green Bay Packers have signed Andre Dillard to a contract, by NFL Network, as the former first-round pick will be part of his third team in three years. Dillard, a first-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2019, spent his first four years in Philadelphia before signing a three-year contract with the Tennessee Titans worth up to $29 million.

Tennessee released Dillard with two years remaining on his contract, after a season in which he allowed 13 sacks and 39 pressures in 308 pass-blocking snaps (12.7% pressure rate).

Dillard has struggled at left tackle for most of his NFL career. He allowed 25 pressures in 170 pass blocks during his rookie season (2019), allowing a pressure rate of 14.7%. Dillard has struggled with the ins and outs of life in the NFL since being drafted by Philadelphia, battling confidence issues during an inconsistent rookie season that continued until his second year.

After Dillard missed his sophomore season with a biceps injury, he was essentially bumped to left tackle thanks to the emergence of Jordan Mailata. The numbers improved, as Dillard allowed one sack and 18 pressures in 237 pass blocks (7.6% pressure rate) – but had just five starts in a reserve role.

The Packers have Rasheed Walker and Zach Tom as projected starters at tackle, as Dillard can only play on the left side. He should support Walker on the depth chart.


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