The Eagles have agreed to a new three year extension with RT Todd Herremans that will keep him in green through the 2016 season. He'll earn about $21 million over those three years with $11 million guaranteed.
Herremans was up and down last season after his move to RT, but the extension is likely a sign that they're committed to him at the spot going forward. This new contract better reflects the value of a tackle, rather than the guard contract he was on. It also means that Evan Mathis is the only piece on the offensive line not locked in long term. That's obviously something that could change very soon.
"We are excited to be able to sign Todd to a new contract," said Eagles head coach Andy Reid. "Todd's intelligence, toughness, durability, and leadership are second to none. Very few players in the NFL can play at an extremely high level at both the guard and tackle positions and Todd has done that for us. He has been a big part of the success of our offense over the last several years."
Herremans also gives them some flexibility should Mathis leave in free agency. We know that Todd can fit in a LG and play well if needed. Still, it certainly sees that the idea is for him to stay on Michael Vick's blind side.
This is a first step in the Eagles plan to take care of their own this offseason. They've still got DeSean Jackson left to do, probably LeSean McCoy and of course the likes of Evan Mathis & Derek Landri.