Herremans Hits the IR; Shady Misses Practice

The hits just keep on coming for the Eagles’ offensive line.

Todd Herremans has been placed on injured reserve and is done for the year with a dislocated bone, some fractures and torn ligaments in his right foot. He is expected to be in a boot for a minimum of eight weeks. Head trainer Rick Burkholder does not believe the injury is career-threatening. The Eagles are leaning away from surgery but are still gathering information.

In a corresponding move, Julian Vandervelde was activated to the 53-man roster.

The veteran tackle was forced to the sidelines late in the first quarter against the Saints with what Andy Reid called an ankle tendon strain. The MRI results haven’t been made public yet, but the news is obviously not good.

Demetress Bell filled in for Herremans at right tackle and struggled big time.

Howard Mudd will have to get creative to make this patchwork offensive line work, and there could be some shuffling. Rookie Dennis Kelly played tackle in college, but said on Wednesday that he had not received any indication that he is moving from guard.

Elswhere on the injury front: LeSean McCoy missed practice Wednesday with an illness. He began to feel sick on Tuesday, but is expected to be fine.

Danny Watkins (ankle) remains sidelined. Nate Allen (hamstring) returned to practice and expects to play against the Cowboys. His replacement Monday night, David Sims, was just a spectator Wednesday because of a foot injury. Sims said he would return to practice Thursday.

Chris Polk did not practice with an injured toe.

  • DutchEagle

    Well, that settles it: we’re going to the playoffs!

  • davH

    thinking bout gettin a new jersey
    just cant decide which one(s)
    Bell – Mathis – Reynolds – Kelly – Dunlap –
    if i worked at some local brand i’d do a promo like “free nastykakes” everytime vick gets sacked !! ha, we’d certainly pay out but it’s make losing fun .. make losing fun. ugh

    • UKEagle99

      I’m going with Vallos, he should be starting by week 11

    • limodriver2750

      Just buy a blank jersey and put Velcro where the names and numbers are to make it flexible. Each of the remaining names/positions will be interchanged by seasons’ end. Oh, better yet, just use “Turnstile” for the nameplate.

  • saunhi

    Vicks on vacation and Foles mom has forbid him to play behind this line. Put America back to work… the QB job is yours

  • Dave

    thank god Vick has quick feet, we have the worst line ever. We will be lucky to win another game with these turnstiles.

  • jabostick

    What is Shawn Andrews up to?

  • UKEagle99

    Vick is far from perfect but I don’t know how any of the OLine can look him in the face… they were truly offensive to watch. Yes Vick didn’t always account for the free man off the edge but free players up the A gap with Kelly sliding the wrong way and empty backfield plays, ugh.