Eagles Releasing Todd Herremans
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.
Herremans, 32, started eight games last year, before going on IR with a biceps injury. He played well for the most part and tried to battle the Houston Texans with one arm.
According to Over The Cap, releasing Herremans earns the Eagles $2.8M in cap space.
The issue with the Eagles is that they don’t have an obvious replacement on the roster. Matt Tobin started seven games last season, but did not play well. Allen Barbre has started one game in the last four years and is better-suited for a backup role. Andrew Gardner is a journeyman and was average at best in 2014.
In case you hadn’t done so already, add guard to the list of needs in the coming months. The Eagles could be players in free agency and will almost certainly address the offensive line in the draft.
Four of the five starting spots seem set in stone for now: Jason Peters (LT), Evan Mathis (LG), Jason Kelce (C), Lane Johnson (RT).
More to come.