The Philadelphia Eagles recently had a tough (but necessary) cut to make by releasing offensive lineman Todd Herremans. The 10-year veteran was the team's longest tenured player on the roster. The 32-year-old guard was also known for being a good guy off the field.
Keeping with this theme, the Herrdawg sent out a heartfelt message to Eagles fans on Saturday morning:
I love you Philadelphia. You will always be a huge part of who I am. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!— Mr. Herremans (@toddherremans) February 28, 2015
Very nice. Chip Kelly also released a statement on the decision to release Herremans.
It won't be long before Herremans endears himself to a new fan base. According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk, the veteran doesn't plan on retiring.
"Per a source with knowledge of Herreman's plans, he fully intends to play elsewhere in 2015. And he fully intends to be in another team’s starting lineup as a guard or right tackle on Week One."
I recently speculated where he might land:
"Eagles fans would prefer he doesn't end up in the NFC East. Out of the NFC entirely would be most ideal. And perhaps that could happen. If Andy Reid is willing to reunite with Mike McGlynn in Kansas City, I can't see why he wouldn't welcome back Herremans. If not the Chiefs, perhaps former Eagles executive and now-Colts GM Ryan Grigson would have interest."
The Eagles did the right thing by releasing Herremans before free agency so that he has extra time to catch on with a new team. He'll probably able to catch on somewhere else just fine.