By David F. Cohen
The Eagles may have seen the last of strong and steady right guard Todd Herremans, as the revolving door for the offensive line keeps spinning with Matt Tobin (photo above) the beneficiary.
Herremans will have season-ending surgery on the biceps muscle he tore in his left arm during the team’s loss two Sundays ago to the Arizona Cardinals.
And the Birds will activate Pro Bowler Evan Mathis, who hasn’t played since Sept. 7 with an MCL injury.
With Herremans’ season over, the Eagles will turn to Tobin to start the rest of the season. Barring another injury, the Eagles line will look like this for the remainder of the season:
LT: Jason Peters
LG: Evan Mathis
C: Jason Kelce
RG: Matt Tobin
RT: Lane Johnson
At 32-years old, Herremans’ surgery could signal the end of his time with the Eagles. Herremans is due $5.2 million next season, but only $2.4 million of that is guaranteed. If Tobin plays well in Herremans absence, it is very possible the Eagles will release the veteran and give the job to Tobin.
Herremans heading to the injured reserve list means that the team lost Herremans, linebacker DeMeco Ryans, and quarterback Nick Foles in this past weekend’s win over the Houston Texans.
The Eagles have not confirmed the report that his season is over, but Herremans did offer this message to fans following the report.