By Harvey Hoffman

The Eagles invested  in left tackle Andre Dillard to serve as the successor to Jason Peters, who is set to become an unrestricted free agency this offseason.

But coach Doug Pederson has made it clear that he would like to have the 38-year-old Peters back

But big boss Howie Roseman won’t say what Eagles will do at left tackle.

They took Dillard with the 22nd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, and he was supposed to learn from the future Hall of Famer.

He was even able to log in some experience by starting in four games after the veteran was sidelined with an injury.

The time has now come for Peters to pass the torch to Dillard as the starting left tackle. However, it appears Pederson is hesitant to part ways with a lineman of his caliber.

Peters is now prepared to test the market unless the team decides they want to offer a deal that will have him retire with the Eagles.