With all of the focus the Colts placed on the offensive line this offseason, it’s easy to forget about the moves made in past years trying to address that same issue. Last year, the big addition was Todd Herremans.
Herremans had been a productive player for the Eagles and was thought to be a good stop-gap veteran to step in and play while the Colts worked on developing talent. Instead, Herremans lasted just two games as the starting right guard before the Colts made sweeping lineup changes, which included benching the veteran. He played in just six games after that and didn’t make another start, being inactive for several games and then finally being released in mid-December.
It didn’t work out for Herremans in Indianapolis, but the 33-year old doesn’t appear ready to call it a career quite yet. According to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, Herremans is in mini-camp with the Baltimore Ravens this week on a tryout basis.
Herremans wouldn't be the only former Colt to wind up with the Ravens, as Baltimore already signed running back Trent Richardson earlier this offseason. While Richardson is under contract, it sounds like Herremans is simply a tryout player. The Colts had several of these guys in camp last week, though they haven’t signed any of them yet.
In his eleven-year career, Herremans has started 126 games and played in 135 of them. He obviously spent the bulk of that time (ten years) with the Philadelphia Eagles before signing with the Colts last offseason, and he’s looking to find a shot with the Ravens now. We haven’t heard much about him whatsoever since the Colts cut him late last year (and honestly, we hadn't heard much about him for a few months prior to that either), but hopefully he’s able to get a shot somewhere and contribute.