Eagles release OL Todd Herremans

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles released veteran offensive lineman Todd Herremans on Thursday.

As first reported by ESPN's Adam Caplan, the 32-year-old right guard was released after nine seasons with the team. Originally a fourth-round pick in the 2005 draft out of Saginaw Valley State, Herremans was due to make $4 million in 2015, with a salary-cap charge of $5.2 million. His release will leave the Eagles with $2.4 million in dead money on their salary cap.

Herremans was, along with outside linebacker Trent Cole, the longest-tenured player on the Eagles' roster.

Herremans missed the second half of the 2014 season after tearing a biceps muscle during the Eagles' Oct. 26 game in Arizona. He was placed on injured reserve.

Before that, Herremans started seven games at right guard and one game at right tackle for the Eagles. Throughout his career, Herremans started at every offensive line position except center.

As a rookie, Herremans started four games at left tackle. He spent the next five years as the starting left guard, with some left tackle mixed in.

In 2011, after the Eagles signed free-agent left guard Evan Mathis, Herremans moved to right tackle. He stayed there until halfway through the 2012 season, when a foot injury put him on injured reserve.

In 2013, with first-round pick Lane Johnson at right tackle, Herremans moved inside to right guard. He started all 16 games there, helping LeSean McCoy win the NFL rushing title. The Eagles' line was in disarray in 2014. Johnson missed the first four games due to a PED suspension. After his replacement, Allen Barbre, was injured, Herremans made one start at right tackle.