Wake-Up Call: ‘The System Will Take Care Of It’

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Todd Herremans‘ candid, wide-ranging interview with 97.5 The Fanatic shifted to the topic of LeSean McCoy.

The former Eagles guard was asked if he thought McCoy would be back in Philly this season.

“For how much money?” Herremans replied. “For his contract? Hooof. I hope so for his sake. (Laughs). I don’t know.”
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Eagles Weekend Reading: A New CB To Consider

Brian Spurlock / USA Today

Brian Spurlock / USA Today

Here are some Eagles-related links to check out this weekend.

Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com has the Eagles taking UConn cornerback Byron Jones at No. 20:

Jones put on a show in Indy, but he’s much more than a workout warrior. He was a four-year starter at UConn with toughness and smarts. That fits the Chip Kelly profile.

Jeremiah has Marcus Mariota dropping all the way down to the Rams at No. 10. Read more »

Free Agent Options At Guard

Mike Iupati. Photo courtesy of USA Today.

Mike Iupati. Photo courtesy of USA Today.

The Eagles have a hole to fill at right guard after deciding to part ways with respected veteran Todd Herremans.

While it’s possible someone in-house (Matt Tobin, Allen Barbre, etc.) steps up, there is no clear-cut answer on the roster. It seems likely, then, that Chip Kelly will be hunting for options both in free agency and the draft. First up is free agency, which opens March 10.

Here is a look at the top-five available guards, according to Rotoworld: Read more »

Eagles Releasing Todd Herremans

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Photo by Jeff Fusco.

The Eagles will release veteran guard Todd Herremans today, a source confirmed to Tim McManus.

ESPN’s Adam Caplan was first with the report.

Herremans started 124 games since the team drafted him in the fourth round of the 2005 draft out of Saginaw Valley State. He lined up all across the offensive line, played through pain and was by all accounts well-liked by teammates. Read more »

Eagles Offseason Outlook: Offensive Line

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Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Throughout the next two weeks, we’ll take a position-by-position look at where the Eagles stand going into the offseason. We have covered the quarterbacks, wide receiversrunning backs and tight ends so far. Now it’s onto the offensive line.


All five original starters from last season – Jason Peters, Evan Mathis, Jason Kelce, Todd Herremans and Lane Johnson – remain under contract.

Peters turned 33 last month. He might not be the player he was four years ago, but there are no concerns about him manning the left tackle spot. Mathis was unhappy with his contract going into 2014, but he showed up and played well. I was particularly impressed with the way he missed seven games due to a knee injury, but returned and performed at a high level down the stretch. It’s worth noting, though, that Mathis is 33. Read more »

The Matchup: Eagles Vs. Giants

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Photo Credit: Troy Taormina – USA Today

Instead of doing a true Eagles-Giants scouting report, we’ll take a look at the offseason/future with this week’s piece.


Turnovers have been the issue all season. The Eagles have given the ball away on 18.2 percent of their drives; that’s the worst mark in the NFL. Quarterback play has been a problem throughout.

Mark Sanchez is completing 64.1 percent of his passes (13th) and averaging 7.79 YPA (sixth). But his 3.7 percent interception rate is fifth-worst among quarterbacks who have thrown at least 200 passes. Only Kirk Cousins, Josh McCown, Blake Bortles and Geno Smith have been worse.

Asked how Nick Foles’ injury clouds the offseason outlook at quarterback, Chip Kelly said: “I don’t know. I mean, we’ll sit down and thoroughly evaluate everything. But it’s no different than any other position when you look at it. You just tell us what we have available right now we’ll take a look at it, let’s detail it, let’s go through the film again, let’s put our heads together, let’s get everybody’s opinion on it and make valid decisions. I don’t think we can look back and say this clouds this, this doesn’t cloud this. It doesn’t matter how much it clouds or doesn’t cloud. That’s the reality of it. He got hurt, so we have to make decisions moving forward in terms of what we’re going to do.” Read more »

Herremans Heading To IR

Photo by Jeff Fusco.

Photo by Jeff Fusco.

Todd Herremans will have season-ending surgery on his torn biceps and will be placed on injured reserve, a league source confirmed. The move could very well happen on Wednesday when Evan Mathis comes off short-term IR. Read more »

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