It’s no surprise that the Philadelphia Eagles have had issues with their offensive line, particularly right tackle.
After using practically half their offensive line at the right tackle position, the team finally switched left guard Todd Herremans to right tackle during practice today.
Herremans has been the team’s most consistent offensive lineman over the last few seasons and has formed a unique bond with four-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters. I asked him during training camp if the team had talked to him about the possibility of moving to right tackle–a position that he can play–but he said that nobody had talked to him about it yet.
Until yesterday, when Herremans was playing right tackle for the first time this camp. The move shows the desperation of the Eagles, who clearly are having major issues protecting the blindside of star quarterback Michael Vick.
After all, to recap training camp…
Last year’s starter Winston Justice is on the PUP list and has not yet practiced this season. Former All-Pro Ryan Harris was signed as a free agent but has battled back problems and is likely undergoing surgery.
6’9 tackle King Dunlap struggled during five starts at both left and right tackle last season, but he has been working with the first-team offense recently. Austin Howard and Fenuki Tupou likely won’t make the team and although free agent signee Evan Mathis has worked with the first-team offense at right tackle, the team will likely use him at guard.