It was widely assumed after examination showed a stress reaction in his foot, that left guard Todd Herremans would miss a few weeks, including the opener. Now, it appears he isn't the only Eagle who will be missing out on the week one matchup against the Carolina Panthers. This morning, Bo Wulf of PE.com reported that backup middle linebacker Joe Mays will also be out of the action due to a shoulder sprain.
Backing up Herremans will be the up-and-coming Nick Cole, who will be himself backed up by Max Jean-Gilles. Cole did a decent job of filling in at right guard towards the end of last season, and should continue his good performance this year for as long as Herremans is out. Andy Reid has been quoted as saying that he "has the utmost confidence in both players."
Backing up Omar Gaither at MLB will be strongside starter Chris Gocong. In the event that Gocong sees reps at MLB, rookie Moise Fokou will replace him at SAM.