Stacy Andrews To Sign With Birds

27 02 2009

by Michael DeLuca

A league source has told profootballtalk.com’s Mike Florio that tackle Stacy Andrews, brother of Philadelphia Eagles RG Shawn Andrews, has agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles.  Per the source, it’s a multi-year deal averaging $7 million per season.  Details of the contract are not know at this point in regards to guaranteed money.  In late 2008, Stacy Andrews, then with the Cincinnati Bengals, suffered a torn ACL.  Many believed Andrews would have to sign a “prove it” deal, meaning he’d have a low guarantee making him easily dispensible if he hadn’t proven to be back to full health in 2009.  The Eagles most likely chose to defer any large payments until March 2010 for just that reason.  The deal hinges on Andrews passing a physical.  With the tandem of  Tra Thomas and Jon Runyan being unrestricted free agents, it was important for the Eagles to strike quickly in the tackle market.  Recent comments from Tra Thomas made it seem very unlikely he’d be returning to the Eagles.  There is a higher likelihood that Runyan will be back with the team, though the Birds would then have two starting tackles who are recovering from major surgery.

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27 02 2009
Michael Gill

I hope he isnt depressed. That would be a depressing right side of the line.

27 02 2009
Michael DeLuca

I’ve got a feeling he’s going to play left tackle, not right. You’ve got to think that the Eagles hope having Stacy on the team will help straighten out Shawn.

27 02 2009
Michael Gill

I think he is there to replace Runyan, they will have Shawn at RG and Stacey at RT. Maybe Herramens at LT and MJG or Nick Cole at LG or Jason Brown if they can snag him…orr a draft pick.

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