By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – On the first day of NFL free-agency, the first official news from the Eagles is that they’ve signed a new deal with one of their own.

 Eagles Sign Todd Herremans To A Three Year Contract Extension

Herremans signing (credit: Todd Herremans)

The Eagles have signed tackle Todd Herremans to a three-year contract extension, that will keep him locked up through 2016.

“We are excited to be able to sign Todd to a new contract,” said Eagles head coach Andy Reid via press release. “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.”

Herremans, 29 years old, started all 16 games for the Eagles in 2011. He was drafted by the Eagles in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL draft, and has been with the team since.

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