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Todd Herremans suffers torn biceps; Jason Kelce will start at center

Good news and bad news for the Eagles.

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

There is some good news and bad news to report regarding the health status of the Philadelphia Eagles' offensive line.

Bad news

First, the bad news for the Eagles. According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, starting right guard Todd Herremans tore the biceps in his left arm during the team's loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Howard Eskin originally reported Herremans' injury earlier on Tuesday.

Herremans was forced to miss three snaps before shortly returning to the game on Philadelphia's final drive. The veteran was clearly playing through injury.

It appears Herremans, who as at the team's practice on Tuesday, will try to play through the injury. To be determined how that works out. Some players, such as Terrell Suggs in 2012, have been able to play through it before. Other times it can be a season-ending injury.

If Herremans can't play through the injury, the Eagles will likely replace him with either Andrew Gardner, Dennis Kelly, or Julian Vandervelde. If Herremans ends up needing season-ending surgery, the team will place him on the injured reserve list in order to open up a roster spot.

Good news

Eagles starting center Jason Kelce was seen taking first team repetitions during the team's Tuesday practice. According to McLane, Kelce is a nearly a certainty to start in the middle of the offensive line this Sunday.

With the return of Kelce, and if Herremans plays, the Eagles offensive line would look like this:

Left tackle: Jason Peters
Left guard: Matt Tobin
Center: Jason Kelce
Right guard: Todd Herremans
Right tackle: Lane Johnson

Keep in mind that All-Pro left guard Evan Mathis isn't eligible to return to the active roster until Week 10. Mathis is still on the injured reserve, designated to return list.

In more good news for Philadelphia, Eagles running back Darren Sproles is expected to play this week as well.

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