Eagles get day started by extending lineman

The Philadelphia Eagles, who assembled the “Dream Team” when we last went through free agency, started with a modest move today.

Before free agency opened, the club announced that offensive lineman Todd Herremans has signed a three-year contract extension.

“We are excited to be able to sign Todd to a new contract,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said in a statement released by the team. “Todd’s intelligence, toughness, durability, and leadership are second to none. Very few players in the NFL can play at an extremely high level at both the guard and tackle positions and Todd has done that for us. He has been a big part of the success of our offense over the last several years.”

Although he primarily played guard in the past, Herremans started 16 games at tackle this past season, 15 of them at right tackle. He’s now made 92 career starts for the Eagles and is a fixture up front.

According to Adam Caplan, the three-year deal is worth $21 million with $11 million guaranteed.

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