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Todd Herremans released by the Eagles

Farewell, Toddfather.

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According to ESPN Insider Adam Caplan, the Philadelphia Eagles are set to release veteran guard Todd Herremans on Thursday.

Herremans, 32, was one of the longest tenured Eagles on the roster along with veteran linebacker Trent Cole. The Michigan native was drafted by the Eagles in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft out of Saginaw Valley State.

In 10 seasons with Philadelphia, Herremans started 124 games on the offensive line. His versatility allowed him to play at every position except center. Herremans played at right guard the past two seasons under Chip Kelly.

Herremans was one of the few offensive lineman to stay healthy early in the 2014 season before suffering a torn biceps injury in Week 8. The veteran toughed it out and played in the team's Week 9 game despite the injury before leaving the game early and having to be shut down for the season.

The release of Herremans will save the Eagles $2.8 million in cap space. He was set to make $5.2 million in 2015. The Eagles now have about $27 million in cap room heading into 2015 NFL free agency.

The Eagles don't necessarily have any surefire options to replace Herremans. Allen Barbre, who missed the majority of the 2014 NFL season with a high ankle injury, could be his immediate replacement. Barbre was the top Eagles' backup offensive lineman in 2013 and heading into 2014. Matt Tobin is young and showed potential in the preseason but was benched during the season for journeyman Andrew Gardner, who wasn't exactly impressive. The Eagles could still look to address the position either through the 2015 NFL Draft and/or free agency.

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