According to a report from Jeff McLane, the Philadelphia Eagles are planning to place starting right guard Todd Herremans on the season-ending injured reserve list. The team's longest-tenured offensive player suffered an ankle injury against the Texans on Sunday and was already playing through a biceps tear. Herremans is scheduled to have corrective surgery on Friday.
Herremans has been with the Eagles since 2005. In his 10-year career, Herremans has started 124 games (in 127 appearances). He will now be replaced by second-year lineman Matt Tobin with All-Pro left guard Evan Mathis set to return against the Carolina Panthers in Week 10. Tobin will move from left guard to the right side of the line.
Philadelphia's offensive line has been in a constant state of flux. The Eagles will not field the team's projected starting lineup in a single game this season. Philadelphia currently has David Molk, Julian Vandervelde, Dennis Kelly and Andrew Gardner as backup linemen. The team has dressed just seven offensive linemen for games throughout the season, with Molk and Gardner being active for all eight contests.
This is what Philadelphia's starting offensive line looks like moving forward:
Left tackle - Jason Peters
Left guard - Evan Mathis
Center - Jason Kelce
Right guard - Matt Tobin
Right tackle - Lane Johnson
[UPDATE: Todd Herremans is a pretty tough dude.]
In showing his toughness and commitment to the team, #Eagles RG Todd Herremans delayed surgery 1 week until LG Evan Mathis returned.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) November 5, 2014
Herremans completely tore his left biceps against the Cardinals and had 2 weeks to get reattached.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) November 5, 2014