The Eagles bet big on the Andrews brothers in 2009, and they lost big.
Philadelphia planned to move Shawn Andrews to right tackle, but his back flared up one final time just before Week One, and he was placed on injured reserve.
Shawn’s brother Stacy was given a six-year contract with a healthy first-year roster bonus to start at right guard. Ultimately, he was benched and was inactive the final six weeks of the season. Stacy tore his ACL in 2008 and may not have fully recovered.
Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer wonders whether the Eagles will even get one Andrews back and whether Shawn will play football again at all.
Stacy Andrews is due a $4.1 million roster bonus, but coach Andy Reid sounded hopeful about bringing him back: “One thing I know about Stacy is that he works hard, and wants to be the best. I can work with that.”
We couldn’t help but wonder if Reid feels the same about Shawn.