When the NFL season begins on Thursday, the Eagles are in the market for new offensive line depth and another big addition.
The Eagles need to add a right tackle and a left guard to help compete with the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers for the No. 1 overall draft pick.
The Eagles, meanwhile, need a new left tackle.
The team needs at least one of the two to step up.
In an effort to find a right guard who can be a consistent starter, the team is shopping right tackle Jake Fisher.
The club has had interest in him, according to a league source.
Fisher’s name was floated earlier this offseason as a possible starting guard, but he hasn’t committed to the Eagles.
The 49ers and Giants are the two teams with the best interest in Fisher, according the source.
The left tackle spot is open for grabs with the No, 2 overall pick.
But Fisher could be available, as well, if the Eagles don’t get a guard from the other two teams.
If the Eagles want to add an offensive tackle, they need to find an offensive lineman.
The team is reportedly in the hunt for an offensive line upgrade and it could be Fisher who could be the best fit.
Fisher was a key cog on a dominant Philadelphia defense that went 15-1 in 2016.
The offensive line, however, was a disappointment.
The 49ers were among the worst offenses in the NFL in 2015 and 2016, allowing 4.5 yards per carry.
The offensive line was bad on both sides of the ball.
The left tackle failed to provide much protection in the run game and struggled in pass protection.
Fisher was the most valuable player on the 49ers’ line, but the team missed the playoffs for the first time in four years.
Fishers played in 12 games in 2016 and didn’t play in a playoff game.
He was traded to the New England Patriots before the 2017 season and was released.
The Giants are expected to be interested in Fisher.
He’s not going to be a free agent this offseason.
The Niners, meanwhile.
Are in a rebuilding phase after trading for quarterback Andrew Luck in the offseason.
The Niners’ front office is in search of a left tackle and could be looking at Fisher, the source said.
The Packers are also in search for a new offensive tackle.
If Fisher is the right fit for Green Bay, he would be the ideal replacement for Anthony Collins.
Fishing has played left tackle at both the University of Miami and the University at Buffalo.
He played in four games at left tackle in his first year with the Bills.
Fischer, however (6-foot-6, 305 pounds), has played center at both programs.
He could be a good fit for a team with a need at center.
Fitzgerald has started just three games in the past two seasons, but has played well at right tackle.
The right tackle position is the position of the future.