Herremans says foot is fine

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Todd Herremans visited a specialist to try to find the source of pain in his left foot. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Eagles left guard Todd Herremans missed much of the team's spring OTA's with pain in his left foot, the same foot that required surgery last summer for a stress fracture.

He went to a specialist in Charlotte for a checkup to try to find the source of the pain and proclaimed himself fit when he returned. However, he won't be back on the field until training camp begins next week.

“It will be fine,’’ Herremans told the Muskegon Chronicle in Michigan. “I had to get it looked at in the offseason. I had to make sure it was suitable and I can play on it. The doctor said everything is playable. I’ll be alright.’’

Obviously, developing some consistency on the offensive line will be a key to help new quarterback Kevin Kolb, especially early in the season.

“We shuffled all season on the offensive line,’’ Herremans said. “Right now, we’re all in place and that will be huge for us.’’

As for the change from Donovan McNabb to Kolb, “It’s bittersweet,’’ Herremans said. “I had a great time with Donovan and we became close friends. You prepare yourself for things like that when they happen. I like Kolb and what he brings to the table. He has a great work ethic.’’

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Came across this last night as a potential reason why Eagles fans will like new defensive end Darryl Tapp.

"Watchin last year playoff game eagles/cowboys. I didn't even play in it and my blood is boiling. Training camp will soon be here," Tapp wrote on his Twitter feed.

And, by the way, here is a nice piece from the Virginian Pilot on Tapp's whirlwind offseason that included the trade from Seattle and a wedding.

"The Eagles gave up a lot to get me," Tapp told Tom Robinson. "It feels good, honestly, to be wanted."

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Given all the questions about the Eagles' secondary, we thought it was interesting that Yahoo's Jason Cole has the Birds ranked at No. 13 in the league.

Writes Cole: In 2008, a lot of people thought the Eagles overspent on CB Asante Samuel. Well, he had nine picks last year, 13 in two years with Philly and 35 in his seven-year career. Those are impressive numbers. Sure, he has flaws, but hardly anything you would call an exploitable weakness. With Ellis Hobbs on the other side, the Eagles are OK, not great. The safety play of Quintin Mikell is solid and Macho Harris was OK for a rookie, but hardly a lock to hold the job long-term.

 

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