Report: Ryan Harris to undergo back surgery

The Philadelphia Eagles played musical chairs on the offensive line a year ago with injuries forcing quite a bit of movement.

Here’s hoping the loss of Ryan Harris for at least the immediate future isn’t a sign of more problems to follow.

CSNPhilly.com cites two league sources in reporting Harris will undergo back surgery soon, a development that wipes him out of the picture at right tackle now after he had quickly topped the depth chart. Winston Justice, the starter there last season, had two knee surgeries during the offseason and has been unable to practice.

Harris injured his back in the preseason opener and made it back for only one practice. Per the report, he’s had three previous back surgeries going back to his time at Notre Dame. He signed a $685,000 contract that was not guaranteed.

King Dunlap, Reggie Wells, Austin Howard and even veteran guard Todd Herremans are options. Sounds like the Eagles need Justice back. Soon.

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