By Sam Bush
First there was Todd Herremans’ torn bicep.
Second was his salary.
Third was his age
Longtime Eagles guard Todd Herremans is on the way out.
Adam Caplan of ESPN initially reported that the 32-year-old Herremans, who was a fourth-round draft pick of the Eagles in 2005 and has been a starter when healthy for all 10 of his seasons in Philly, will be cut today.
The Eagles will save $2.8 million against their salary cap for 2015, but will lose $2.4 million in dead money with Herremans’ release. They now have an opening at right guard. Allen Barbre would be the likely replacement as the roster stands.
The Eagles could also look to the draft. They do need to get younger with left tackle Jason Peters (33) and left guard Evan Mathis (33) also over 30.
Herremans missed the last eight games of last season with a torn bicep. He managed to finish one game and started the first half of the next with the injury. Overall, he started 124 of 127 games played during his 10 seasons with the Eagles.
The 32-year-old Herremans became a regular starter by his second season and spent most of his career at left guard. He was moved outside to right tackle in 2011 for two seasons, but was shifted back inside to right guard over the last two years.
Last year he started the first eight games of the season before being placed on injured reserve with a biceps injury.